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Any plans to update Google Drive Integration with NEW shortcuts feature?


Google released the new feature (previously in closed-beta) to, “Create pointers to any file or folder in Google Drive with shortcuts

 

How soon could we reasonably expect Zapier/Google to update the existing Google Drive integration in Zapier to allow for triggers/actions associated with this new feature?

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Best answer by Danvers 20 April 2020, 13:12

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Hi @Tina19, @Middle Tech

 

Let me add you guys for this feature request, we’ll you an email once available. Thanks!

Would also love this feature. We manage a podcast production pipeline where folder name’s are constantly changed. We want to be able to create a directory of Episode folders that are able to be programmatically changed based on our scheduling. The issue with just changing the folder name is that any existing media project files will have their linked paths altered (and lost) when updating the root folder name for that episode. A solution would be to store all the episode folders in a separate directory and provide the shortcuts to them inside of the folder who’s name is being programmatically changed. 

VERY disheartened that I had found success in simply copying the Google Drive Shortcut using the “Copy File” function and it was working last night (I just copied the shortcut as Custom) yet the new, buggy roll out of updated Zapier doesn’t seem to want to use this part of my zap anymore.

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Hi @thm22 

 

We apologize, but we don't have any updates on this feature yet.

 

I've added your vote for this feature request. We'll make sure to send an email confirmation once implemented.

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Hi, what is the status of this? Uploading files in folders that are shortcuts to drives that are shared with me would be super helpful. Alternatively, add an upload feature to a shared drive. Currently, I don’t know how to add shared drives. 

Thanks. 

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Thanks for reaching out here @Net2Work Rete di Imprese and @SWC! I’ve added your votes to the feature request. We’ll be sure to send you both an email as soon as it’s implemented!

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We need to track “new folders or shortcuts-to-folders” added to a main folder. It could be useful in triggers like “When a folder is added...” to have an option for checking also for shortcuts-to-folder and the link for the folder they are pointing too.

 

 

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Hey @chawrx3, I’ve just added your vote to this feature request as well! :relaxed:  

By accessing the “Computers” section are you referring to being able to access the folders/files that are synced to your computer? Or do you want to be able to run shortcuts stored in, or that carry out actions within, the “Computers” section”?

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(I think implementing this feature would be the only way to access the “Computers” section in Google Drive, please correct me if I’m wrong)

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Absolutely, @donovanwatts! Your votes been added to that feature request. 🙂

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+1

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I’ve added your vote, @vervecreative! We’ll be in touch by email as soon as this feature has been added. :)

This would be an absolute game changer for me. Sorely needed! Upvoting this big time!

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You got it @Switch! 🙂 Your votes been added.

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+1 for this

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Hey @giambo, hope you’re doing well, I just added your vote to the list!

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+1 for this feature and be added to the list

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Hi @el_gabo @eph 

Your vote has been added to that feature request, which means you'll be notified via email when it's been implemented.

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We really need this too

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+1 for this feature!

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Hey @Christopher D!

I just added your vote to that feature request as well. As for the blog post, ultimately, our blog content is meant to be helpful to everyone and anyone out there, and not just those who use Zapier :) The post makes no mention of the Google Drive integration, but I definitely understand your point, given that it’s a useful feature but not yet available via Zapier!  

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@Danvers I would also like to upvote this request. Ironically, Zapier just published a blog post about the joys of Google Drive shortcuts, something that Zapier is incompatible with. 

https://zapier.com/blog/google-drive-browsing-features/

Could Zapier’s left hand talk to it’s right hand?

Thank you

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Thanks for letting us know that you’re also interested in this feature @raetae. I’ve added you to the request, which lets the team know how many folks would like to see the addition and also means that we’ll send you an email if we have an update. 

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I would also like to vote for this feature.

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