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Google drive access to MailChimp list

  • 26 April 2021
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I’ve been trying to research and see if there is a way to use Zapier to connect a MailChimp list to provide those users with access to a Google drive folder. Looking to use a Zap to pass new MailChimp users to the Google drive permissions list. Not sure if this is even possible.

Any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated.


Best answer by Troy Tessalone 26 April 2021, 19:09

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You may not need Zapier for this.

You could simply set the GDrive Folder Sharing permissions, then share the provided link.



GDrive has this available action: Add File Sharing Preference

BUT you cannot specify individual users as it’s based on the shared link for the Folder/File in GDrive.



Thanks for sharing Troy. I was aware of this way of sharing GDrive Folder Sharing permissions, but I was hoping to automate the permissions a bit.

Every time someone new signs up on our MSDO MailChimp list, I would have to email them the link, and I can’t remove people from accessing the Gdrive if they don’t renew their MSDO membership (so they will still be able to access files which is a membership benefit).

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You may have to explore using the GDrive API for those requirements.

APIs can be leveraged via a Webhooks app step in a Zap:

NOTE: Webhooks and APIs are more advanced approaches to automations as they involve technical concepts.

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Hi @MSDO were you able to get this workflow set up okay? I wanted to check in and see if you needed any more help!