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Team Drive Role – Content Manager

Briana Brown

Briana Brown

October 18, 2018

In the evolution of G Suite, Team Drives is the next Google product to see a big change. This month, organizations are now able to use the newly created Content Manager role.

Below are some key details explaining what Content Manager has the ability to do in Team Drives:

  • Can edit, reorganize and delete files in the Team Drive
  • Cannot add/remove members in the Team Drive
  • Has read/write access to files in Drive File Stream
  • Default role when adding new members to a Team Drive
  • This role will conveniently fit between the Manager and the Contributor roles

Furthermore, the current Team Drive roles will be renamed as follows:

  • Full Access role is renamed to “Manager”
  • Content Manager role has been created
  • Edit Access role is renamed to “Contributor”
  • Comment Access role is renamed to “Commenter”
  • View Access role is renamed to “Viewer”

The new Content Manager role is ideal for users who need to edit Team Drive files in Drive File Stream. Currently, if you have Edit Access (aka “Contributor”) to a Team Drive, you can edit the files in Drive on the web, but can only view the files in Drive File Stream. Content Manager is filling this gap to allow users to edit files directly from Drive File Stream.

The Content Manager role provides an extra level of access in between Full Access and Edit Access, given the similar privileges of both, but still restricting the Full Access privilege of adding or removing people to or from Team Drive.

If you are your organization’s G Suite Administrator, you can manually change roles for Team Drive members by having those with Full Access (“Manager”) or G Suite Administrator access follow these instructions to add members and set permissions.

If your organization needs training or assistance in deploying Team Drives or Drive File Stream, connect with our team at info@wursta.com

Briana Brown

Briana Brown

October 18, 2018

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