How Do I Upload a Video to Google Drive Without Losing Quality?

Uploading videos to Google Drive is a great way to store and share your precious moments with friends and family. However, when you upload a video to Google Drive, it may lose its quality due to compression. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of uploading a video to Google Drive without losing any quality.

Step 1: Open Google Drive

The first step is to open your Google Drive account. If you don’t have one, create it by signing up for a free account on the Google website. Once you are logged in, click on the “New” button on the top left-hand corner of your screen.

Step 2: Upload Your Video

Next, select “File upload” from the drop-down menu. This will open up a window that allows you to browse through your computer files and select the video you want to upload. Once you have selected the video, click on “Open” to start uploading.

Note: It’s important to remember that uploading large videos can take some time depending on your internet connection speed.

Step 3: Change Your Upload Settings

By default, Google Drive compresses videos during upload which can result in loss of quality. To avoid this, we need to change our upload settings before we start uploading our video file.

Click on “Settings” (gear icon) located at the top right-hand corner of your screen and select “Settings” from the dropdown menu.

In the next window that opens up under “Upload Settings,” checkmark on “Convert uploaded files to Google Docs editor format.” This ensures that your uploaded video remains in its original format and doesn’t get compressed during upload.

Step 4: Start Uploading Your Video

Now that we have changed our upload settings let’s go ahead and start uploading our video file by clicking on the “Upload” button.

Once the upload is complete, you can access your video file from Google Drive and share it with anyone you want.

Note: It’s important to remember that videos take up a lot of space on your Google Drive account, so make sure you have enough free space before uploading.


Uploading a video to Google Drive without losing quality is easy as long as you change your upload settings. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can ensure that your videos remain in their original format and quality. So go ahead and start uploading those precious moments!