Share files in OneDrive for Android

Share files in OneDrive for Android

You can share OneDrive files, photos, and folders from the OneDrive app on your Android device just as you can on a PC or Mac. You can also see files that other people have shared with you. To stop sharing, go to the OneDrive website and sign in with your Microsoft account.

Select how you want to share

  1. In the OneDrive app, select the file or folder you want (press and hold to select it), and then select Share Share files .

  2. (optional) Select whether recipients Can edit the file, or Can view the file as read-only.

    Screenshot of changing the permission while sharing in the OneDrive app for Android

  3. Select Copy link, and then paste the link in the app or website where you're sharing the link.

    Copy link button in OneDrive for Android

    Note: Remember that anyone who has the link can open, download and save the document, and forward the link.

  1. In the OneDrive app, select the file or folder you want to share (press and hold to select it).

  2. Tap Share Share files > Invite people.

    Invite People button in OneDroid for Android

  3. At Add people to share with, enter the names or e-mail addresses you want.

    Screenshot of inviting people to share a file from OneDrive for Android

  4. To let people edit, leave the Allow editing box checked. Uncheck that box to let people only view the file or folder.

    Tip: To add a note to your sharing invitation, tap the arrow at the end of Allow editing, then tap Add a quick note and type what you want to say.

  5. Tap Send Send share invitation . The recipients get an email message with a link to the document.

  1. In the OneDrive app, select the file or folder you want to share (press and hold to select it).

  2. Tap Share Share files > Send files.

    Send files button in OneDrive for Android

  3. In the Share list, tap the app you want to use to send the file.

  4. To use that app every time you send a file, tap Always. If you tap Just once, this choice appears again next time you send a file.

    After you make this selection, the app you selected opens. Use it to share the file.

    Tip: Sharing as an attachment works only with individual files. If you want to share a folder, use Copy link or Invite people.

Files shared with you

When someone shares a OneDrive file or folder with you, you typically get an email message or a notification on your Android device. To find the files shared with you in the OneDrive app, tap Menu Delve for Android Menu > Shared view.

Shared view in OneDrive

Shared view includes files shared with you, and files you've shared with others. Tap a sharer's name to find the files shared by that person.

Shared files view

Note: The Shared view looks different when you're signed in with a work or school account.

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