Google Drive API

The Google Drive API allows clients to access resources from Google Drive.

Service: googleapis.com/drive/v3

To call this service, we recommend that you use the Google-provided client libraries. If your application needs to use your own libraries to call this service, use the following information when you make the API requests.

Discovery document

A Discovery Document is a machine-readable specification for describing and consuming REST APIs. It is used to build client libraries, IDE plugins, and other tools that interact with Google APIs. One service may provide multiple discovery documents. This service provides the following discovery document:

Service endpoint

A service endpoint is a base URL that specifies the network address of an API service. One service might have multiple service endpoints. This service has the following service endpoint and all URIs below are relative to this service endpoint:

  • https://www.googleapis.com

REST Resource: v3.about

Methods
get GET /drive/v3/about
Gets information about the user, the user's Drive, and system capabilities.

REST Resource: v3.apps

Methods
get GET /drive/v3/apps/{appId}
Gets a specific app.
list GET /drive/v3/apps
Lists a user's installed apps.

REST Resource: v3.changes

Methods
getStartPageToken GET /drive/v3/changes/startPageToken
Gets the starting pageToken for listing future changes.
list GET /drive/v3/changes
Lists the changes for a user or shared drive.
watch POST /drive/v3/changes/watch
Subscribes to changes for a user.

REST Resource: v3.channels

Methods
stop POST /drive/v3/channels/stop
Stops watching resources through this channel.

REST Resource: v3.comments

Methods
create POST /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/comments
Creates a comment on a file.
delete DELETE /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/comments/{commentId}
Deletes a comment.
get GET /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/comments/{commentId}
Gets a comment by ID.
list GET /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/comments
Lists a file's comments.
update PATCH /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/comments/{commentId}
Updates a comment with patch semantics.

REST Resource: v3.drives

Methods
create POST /drive/v3/drives
Creates a shared drive.
delete DELETE /drive/v3/drives/{driveId}
Permanently deletes a shared drive for which the user is an organizer.
get GET /drive/v3/drives/{driveId}
Gets a shared drive's metadata by ID.
hide POST /drive/v3/drives/{driveId}/hide
Hides a shared drive from the default view.
list GET /drive/v3/drives

Lists the user's shared drives.

unhide POST /drive/v3/drives/{driveId}/unhide
Restores a shared drive to the default view.
update PATCH /drive/v3/drives/{driveId}
Updates the metadate for a shared drive.

REST Resource: v3.files

Methods
copy POST /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/copy
Creates a copy of a file and applies any requested updates with patch semantics.
create POST /drive/v3/files
POST /upload/drive/v3/files

Creates a new file.

delete DELETE /drive/v3/files/{fileId}
Permanently deletes a file owned by the user without moving it to the trash.
emptyTrash DELETE /drive/v3/files/trash
Permanently deletes all of the user's trashed files.
export GET /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/export
Exports a Google Workspace document to the requested MIME type and returns exported byte content.
generateIds GET /drive/v3/files/generateIds
Generates a set of file IDs which can be provided in create or copy requests.
get GET /drive/v3/files/{fileId}

Gets a file's metadata or content by ID.

list GET /drive/v3/files

Lists the user's files.

listLabels GET /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/listLabels
Lists the labels on a file.
modifyLabels POST /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/modifyLabels
Modifies the set of labels applied to a file.
update PATCH /drive/v3/files/{fileId}
PATCH /upload/drive/v3/files/{fileId}

Updates a file's metadata and/or content.

watch POST /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/watch
Subscribes to changes to a file.

REST Resource: v3.permissions

Methods
create POST /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/permissions
Creates a permission for a file or shared drive.
delete DELETE /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/permissions/{permissionId}
Deletes a permission.
get GET /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/permissions/{permissionId}
Gets a permission by ID.
list GET /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/permissions
Lists a file's or shared drive's permissions.
update PATCH /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/permissions/{permissionId}
Updates a permission with patch semantics.

REST Resource: v3.replies

Methods
create POST /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/comments/{commentId}/replies
Creates a reply to a comment.
delete DELETE /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/comments/{commentId}/replies/{replyId}
Deletes a reply.
get GET /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/comments/{commentId}/replies/{replyId}
Gets a reply by ID.
list GET /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/comments/{commentId}/replies
Lists a comment's replies.
update PATCH /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/comments/{commentId}/replies/{replyId}
Updates a reply with patch semantics.

REST Resource: v3.revisions

Methods
delete DELETE /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/revisions/{revisionId}
Permanently deletes a file version.
get GET /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/revisions/{revisionId}
Gets a revision's metadata or content by ID.
list GET /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/revisions
Lists a file's revisions.
update PATCH /drive/v3/files/{fileId}/revisions/{revisionId}
Updates a revision with patch semantics.