How to Turn Off Google Drive Email Notifications

Notifications in Google Drive are a great way to keep you updated when someone comments on a document, or when a change is made to a file. By receiving the notifications in your email account you aren’t required t continually check a document to see if it’s changed.

But for documents that are actively edited or commented, this can become a bit of a hassle. Fortunately you can change your Google Drive notification settings to turn off these notifications. Our tutorial below will show you two options for changing this setting.

 

How to Turn Off Google Drive Notifications for Comments in an Individual Document

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome, but will also work in other desktop Web browsers like Firefox or Edge. The steps in this section are going to turn off the notifications that you receive when someone comments on a specific document. You will need to follow these steps for each individual document where you want this setting.

Step 1: Go to your Google Drive at https://drive.google.com and open the document for which you wish to turn off comment notifications.

 

Step 2: Click the Comments icon at the top-right corner of the window.

click the comments button

 

 

Step 3: Click the Notifications button, then choose the None option from the dropdown menu.

how to turn off google drive document comment notifications

 

 

How to Turn Off Google Drive Email Notifications

The steps in this section are going to change a Google Drive setting where the app emails you when there is an update to one of your documents. This will not stop any account-related emails that you would receive, however. Just the emails concerning updates to your documents.

Step 1: Go to your Google Drive at https://drive.google.com.

 

Step 2: Click the gear icon at the top-right of the window, then select the Settings option.

open google drive settings

 

 

Step 3: Select the Notifications tab at the left side of the window.

click the notifications tab

 

 

Step 4: Click the box to the left of Get all updates about Google Drive items via email to remove the check mark, then click the Done button at the top-right of the window.

turn off all google drive notifications

 

 

Would you like to be able to see more of your Google Drive items at once? Find out how to switch the Google Drive view to the compact option to make more files visible at once.

 

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