How To Integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver)

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In this blog post, we will integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04. If you don’t know what is Google Drive? It is one of the most popular storage destinations to store documents in the cloud, from the tech giant Google.

Ubuntu 18.04 comes with the Gnome built-in Online Accounts feature that let us easily integrate Google Drive with Ubuntu 18.04.

Integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 using Gnome Online Accounts

You should find Gnome Online Accounts in system’s settings.

Go to Activities >> Search for Online Accounts.

Integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 - Open Gnome Online Accounts
Integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 – Open Gnome Online Accounts

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Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and run the following command to bring up the Online Accounts configuration.

gnome-control-center online-accounts

If you do not see Gnome Online Accounts in the system settings, then consider installing it using the apt command.

sudo apt install gnome-online-accounts

Click on Google to begin the Google Drive integration.

Integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 - Gnome Online Accounts
Integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 – Gnome Online Accounts

Enter the Email address on this page.

Integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 - Login Account
Integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 – Login Account

Log in to your Google account by entering the password for your Gmail account.

Integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 - Enter Password
Integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 – Enter Password

Click Allow to let GNOME manage your Google Account on your Ubuntu machine.

Integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 - Allow GNOME
Integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 – Allow GNOME

This window lists you the services managed by GNOME in this computer. Click close.

Integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 - Google Integration
Integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 – Google Integration

Now, your Google account has been added to online accounts.

Integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 - Connected Google Accounts
Integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 – Connected Google Accounts

Open the files manager and click on your Google account in the left pane. Wait for few seconds to retrieve your Google Drive’s data.

Integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 - Access Google Drive
Integrate Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 – Access Google Drive

That’s All.

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