How to Save Link to Google Drive [2 Methods]

Do you want to save link in the Google Drive? If yes follow this tutorial to know how to save links in Google Drive. Instead of going through multiple steps such as images, PDFs, and files downloaded from the internet to save the link in Google Drive, you can use a specific tool to save the link directly.

Here two methods are explained you can choose whatever is comfortable for you at the moment. Only a single tool is available for everyone. To know more, follow this tutorial fully.

Why to Save Link to Google Drive

Google Drive is safe and convenient to use. When you save a file in Drive, you can assured it won’t disappear. It is easy to access Google Drive from anywhere and any device whether mobile or computer.

Saving links in Google Drive provide convenience. It is easy to store and share bookmarks similar to files. Most of the work is online today, so it is better to save the links in Drive.

How to Download the Save Link to Google Drive Tool

Before getting to know the whole steps to save the link, we will look into the tools that make the process easier. We will be using the Save to Google Drive Chrome Extension.

Yes, the name is Chrome Extension provided by Google for all users. It is safe to use and also add to your Google Chrome extensions.

  • Go to the official page for the Save to Google Drive Chrome Extension.
  • Tap on the Add to Chrome button.
Save Link to Google Drive
Tap on Add to Chrome
  • Now, on the next window, click on Add extension
Save Links to Google Drive
Click on Add Extension
  • Once the Extension has been added, Google Chrome will send you notifications.
  • Head over to the Extensions symbol on the top-right of the Google Chrome tab and click on it.
  • Go to the Save to Google Drive Extension and click on the Pin icon.
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Tap on Pin
  • Your extension is added successfully to your browser. You can now use it to directly save links to Google Drive with a single click which we will be discussing in the next section.
  • To add more about this Extension, you can save documents, images, and HTML5 audio and video all through a single right-click on it.
  • Once the content is added, you will be prompted with a dialogue box to open the files, rename them, and view them in the list.

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How to Save Link to Google Drive?

Now, that we have understood the tool or the extension we will be using to save links to Google Drive such as images, PDFs, etc., we can head to the process of actually doing it.

Method 1: Using Right-Click

The most common that you will be using here to save links to Google Drive is by simply right-clicking or in the case of macOS users using the two-finger tap process.

  • Head over to the link you wish to save on Google Drive.
  • Make a right-click or double-finger tap on the link.
  • Select Save Link to Google Drive.
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Save Link to Google Drive
  • Wait for the image or file to be downloaded to your Drive.
  • You can now choose to Rename or Move to Trash.

This is how your links, images, etc will be saved on your Google Drive with a single click. However, there are a few things to be noted here.

If you are looking for a PDF, the link will download the PDF directly to your Drive, the same goes for an Image as well.

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Save the Link using Google Docs or Sheets

Follow the below steps to add links to Google Docs.

  • Go to Google Docs from Google Drive to add the links.
  • Open Google Drive and sign in to the application. Click Google Docs to proceed next step.
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  • Copy the specific link you want to add to the Google Docs.
  • Now paste it into the Google Docs sheet and click enter to see the link.
Save link in Google Docs

This is how you have to add or save links in the Google Docs application.

Method 2: Using the Extension Icon

Now, there are times when the link you are looking to add to Google Drive might contain the image you wish to download. Well, for this, you may not directly choose it from the Google search page. For this, you need to open the link and then do as follows.

  • Open the link to the image.
  • Tap on the Chrome Extension button in the top-right corner.
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You can also do the same directly over an image on a website using the Right-Click method and then choose the option Save Link to Google Drive.

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How to Save Link to Google Drive in Incognito Mode?

If you wish to privately browse certain sites or download images without having to save the history, you can choose to go Incognito on Google Chrome Browser.

Similarly, you can use the extension here as well to save links to Google Drive. Here is how you can do it.

  • Tap on the three dots on the top-right corner of the tab.
  • Open a New Incognito Window.
  • Now, open the link/image you wish to save on the Drive.
  • Tap on three dots again and go to More Tools.
  • Click on Extension.
  • Look for Save to Google Drive Extension and click on Details.
Save link to google drive in incognito
  • Toggle the button beside Allow in Incognito.
Save file from link to Google Drive

Your extension is now added to the Incognito tab as well. From here, you can try out any of the methods we have mentioned to save links to Google Drive keeping all conditions in mind.


Here we are with all you need to know on how to save link to Google Drive. By saving links we mean saving images, PDFs, files, and other HTML files using the guide we have mentioned. You may have to choose the right URL every time to carry on with the right process, but it makes everything a lot easier than usual.

If at all you receive error messages sometimes, make sure to refresh that page and try again. The page request might exceed command at times thus leading to such errors. Furthermore, you can let us in the comment section as well if you are stuck with something.

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