How do you connect Google Drive to Motion.io?

Give your clients access to specific folders in Google Drive directly in their Motion.io portals. Add your  Google Drive folders & files to client tasks or portal pages in Motion.io. 

Connecting Google Drive to Motion.io:

As with all integrations in Motion.io, Google Drive can be connected to both client tasks and portal pages. The steps of of this guide will cover the process for adding Google Drive folders to client tasks in Motion.io, but the process for portal pages is extremely similar. See the note listed in Step 2 for additional instruction.

Step 1:

In your Google Drive account, navigate to the folder you would like clients to have access to in Motion.io. Set dropdown under “General Access” to “Anyone with the link” and click “Copy link.”

Step 2:

In your Motion.io admin dashboard, select a portal, click “Create Task” and then “Embed a website.”

Note: To add Google Drive to a portal page instead of an assigned task, navigate to the "Pages" tab at the top of a portal, click "Add New Page," and select "Other Embeds" before continuing on with Steps 3 - 5.

Step 3:

In the window that opens after clicking “Embed a website,” paste the code you copied from Google Drive. 

Note: Google Drive folders will not display in Motion.io without an additional code snippet. Complete Steps 4 & 5 before saving.

Step 4:

Leaving the embed window open in Motion.io, copy the following iFrame code snippet:

<iframe src="https://drive.google.com/embeddedfolderview?id=FOLDER-ID#grid" style="width:100%; height:600px; border:0;"></iframe>

Paste the iFrame code snippet you copied from above into the window.

Then, copy the unique ID from the Google Drive URL you added in Step 3. The unique ID will appear in the URL directly after /folders/ and directly before the ‘?’ symbol. 

Step 5:

Replace the default ‘FOLDER-ID’ text in the iFrame code snippet with the unique Google Drive ID you copied.

Be sure to delete the Google Drive URL, so only the iFrame code snippet remains.

After confirming your code looks similar to the example show below, click “Save.”

Final thoughts:

And that does it!

By following these steps, you have successfully connected Google Drive to Motion.io, giving your clients access to files and folders in Google Drive without having to leave their Motion.io client portals. 

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