Learn how to access the new features for locking down your shared Google Drive files, and prevent access beyond viewing.
Google Drive allows you to easily share documents, spreadsheets or media files with friends or coworkers. However, the list of options for how you share something has always been a bit too brief, only including the abilities to view or edit. Now there's two new options for locking down your files, and here's how to use them:
While these new security options won't prevent someone from taking a screenshot, they can at least deter those who try to use copy+paste, or those who try saving files to their own Google Drive account. Additionally, these settings aren't available on the mobile versions of Google Drive (yet), but if you change them on the Web, they will apply to files regardless of where they are being viewed.