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Google Drive

The @uppy/google-drive plugin lets users import files from their Google Drive account.


Try out the live example or take it for a spin in StackBlitz.

When should I use this?

When you want to let users import files from their Google Drive account.

A Companion instance is required for the Google Drive plugin to work. Companion handles authentication with Google Drive, downloads the files, and uploads them to the destination. This saves the user bandwidth, especially helpful if they are on a mobile connection.

You can self-host Companion or get a hosted version with any Transloadit plan.

npm install @uppy/google-drive


Using Google Drive requires setup in both Uppy and Companion.

Use in Uppy

import Uppy from '@uppy/core';
import Dashboard from '@uppy/dashboard';
import GoogleDrive from '@uppy/google-drive';

import '@uppy/core/dist/style.min.css';
import '@uppy/dashboard/dist/style.min.css';

new Uppy()
.use(Dashboard, { inline: true, target: '#dashboard' })
.use(GoogleDrive, { companionUrl: '' });

Use in Companion

To sign up for API keys, go to the Google Developer Console.

Create a project for your app if you don’t have one yet.

The app page has a "Redirect URIs" field. Here, add:


If you are using Transloadit hosted Companion:

Google will give you an OAuth client ID and client secret.

Configure the Google key and secret in Companion. With the standalone Companion server, specify environment variables:

export COMPANION_GOOGLE_KEY="Google OAuth client ID"
export COMPANION_GOOGLE_SECRET="Google OAuth client secret"

When using the Companion Node.js API, configure these options:{
providerOptions: {
drive: {
key: 'Google OAuth client ID',
secret: 'Google OAuth client secret',




A unique identifier for this plugin (string, default: 'GoogleDrive').


Title / name shown in the UI, such as Dashboard tabs (string, default: 'GoogleDrive').


DOM element, CSS selector, or plugin to place the drag and drop area into (string, Element, Function, or UIPlugin, default: Dashboard).


URL to a Companion instance (string, default: null).


Custom headers that should be sent along to Companion on every request (Object, default: {}).


The valid and authorised URL(s) from which OAuth responses should be accepted (string or RegExp or Array, default: companionUrl).

This value can be a string, a RegExp pattern, or an Array of both. This is useful when you have your Companion running on several hosts. Otherwise, the default value should do fine.


This option correlates to the RequestCredentials value (string, default: 'same-origin').

This tells the plugin whether to send cookies to Companion.


export default {
strings: {
pluginNameGoogleDrive: 'GoogleDrive',