How to Upload Video to Google Drive on computer or phone

How to upload video to Google Drive? After reading this article, you will get some effective methods to perform it on your computer or phone.


by Zoey Lasted Updated February 27, 2023

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How do I upload a large video to Google Drive?

Google Drive is one of the best cloud storage for photos and videos in the world. For its convenient cloud storage and file sharing features, you may want to upload all types of files to save on Google Drive.

In your daily work and life, you will create or save a lot of videos and photos. Just like you are used to storing your files on Google Drive, you may need to upload videos and photos to Google Drive as well.

How to upload video to Google Drive? Actually, it is similar to the file uploading process. But you need to notice the file size limit. We will introduce detailed steps and tips in the following part.

How to upload video to Google Drive on computer

How to add a video to Google Drive on computer? It is equivalent to uploading large files to Google Drive. We will show you how to do it step by step. After looking through it, you can select the most suitable solution for your videos.

Method 1. Upload video to Google Drive on web page

First, you can upload video to Google Drive without any extra software. Just open your browser, and head to the Google Drive official web page, you can upload your videos to Google Drive smoothly.

Tip: The maximum individual file size that you can upload or synchronize to Google Drive is 5 TB. Thus, please check the file size of your video before uploading it to Google Drive.

Here is the guideline to upload video to Google Drive on the official web page.

1. Go to the Google Drive official website in your browser. Log into your Google account first.

2. Click on the + New button on the left top.

Google Drive New Icon

3. On the pop-up window, choose the File upload option. Then you can choose your video file on the computer to click Open.

File Upload Google Drive

In addition, you can go to the My Drive section, and drag the video files from your computer to this page directly.

Drag and Drop Gdrive

Method 2. Upload video to Google Drive via desktop client

How to upload a file to Google Drive in an easier way? As you know, there is an official desktop client of Google Drive - Drive for Desktop. With it, you can create bulk upload to Google Drive more easily. If you do not mind downloading additional software, you can set up the Drive for Desktop client to upload your files automatically.

1. Download and install Drive for Desktop on your computer first.

2. Click on Sign in with browser and log into your Google Drive account.

Drive for Desktop Sign in with Browser1

3. Press the My Computer option > click on Add folder. Then you can choose the folder that contains your videos.

Add Folder

4. Select Sync with Google Drive and Done in a pop-up window. Then click on Save to confirm this upload task.

Click Save

5. Click on START to upload your video files to Google Drive and the process may take some time.

Tip: After setting up the Drive for Desktop client on your computer, you will get a Google Drive disk. To upload videos to Google Drive, you can directly drag and drop them into this folder.

Google Drive Disk

Method 3. Upload video to Google Drive without limitations

How to upload a video on Google Drive on computer without any limitations and errors? You can try a free cloud backup service - CBackup. In it, you can upload any video to Google Drive without file size and type limitations.

CBackup provides professional backup and sync features to help you transfer files to cloud storage directly and quickly. You can enjoy many advantages of CBackup for free.

● CBackup supports any type of data to upload like videos, photos, texts, programs, hard drives, and even the whole computer.
● Different cloud drives can be the upload destination, including Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and more.
You can create auto sync local folder to Google Drive with a scheduler in CBackup for free.

Now, let’s discuss how to upload video to Google Drive with CBackup:

1. Download and install the CBackup desktop application on your computer. Sign up for an account and run it to log into your account.

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2. Click on the Storage tab. Choose Google Drive to Authorize Now. Please follow the clear instructions to grant CBackup access to your Google Drive account safely.

Select Google Drive

3. Click on the Sync tab in the left taskbar, then click on Sync PC to Public Cloud.

Choose PC to Public Cloud

4. Choose video files on your computer as the sync source. Then choose a folder in your Google Drive account as the sync destination. After that, press the Start Sync button to upload video to Google Drive right now.

Start Sync to Google Drive

Note: Before you start the upload task, you can press Settings at the bottom to set up a scheduler, which can make your upload task operate automatically according to a selected time mode.

Sync Scheduler

★Tips: What’s more, CBackup offers many other valuable features. You can directly try them for free.
Backup to public cloud: To protect your files better and restore files more easily, you can consider creating backup files to Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.
Combine cloud storage: If your videos take up much storage, this feature can let you get more cloud storage space by merging many cloud drive accounts together.

How to upload video to Google Drive on phone

If you are using a phone, you will want to know how to upload video to Google Drive from phone. There is a Google Drive mobile app for phone users likewise. To upload videos, photos, or files to Google Drive, you can get such an app from Play Store. Then follow the easy steps here:

1. Run the Google Drive mobile app first. Log into your Google account.

Android Google Drive

2. Tap the folder icon at the bottom. Choose a folder in Google Drive to be the uploading destination.

Android Open Folder

3. Next, press the + icon to choose Upload.

Android New Upload

4. You can upload videos to Google Drive selectively on your phone now.

Android Uploading

To sum up

Now, you have known how to upload video to Google Drive both on computer and phone. In addition to the official web page and application, you can consider the professional free cloud service CBackup. In addition to uploading, you can get unlimited upload storage in it for free.

Zoey · Editor
Zoey works as an English editor of CBackup. She provides tech information about cloud backup, cloud sync and some other cloud services as well. She hopes that her articles will be greatly helpful for users. She is fond of music, film, and photography.

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