Fax from Google Drive

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How to Fax From Google Drive

Google Drive is an immensely popular cloud-based storage service for saving documents. It is used by individuals, businesses and enterprises alike to meet their file storage, sharing and collaboration needs. At the same time, several industries and business still rely on the hard copy of documents which is sent or received a fax.

You can align your operations to meet the classic business needs while embracing the latest technologies at the same time. In this way, you can move ahead of your competition by acquiring the benefits offered by the latest technology.

CocoFax will assist you to comfortably fax documents right from your Google Drive.

In this post, we are going to explain different options to send your Google Drive documents as Fax. The first option is to fax your documents straight from the CocoFax dashboard. The second option is to attach documents from Google Drive in the email and fax them. The last choice is to use the drive itself to fax a file using Google Drive add-on.

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Option 1: Send Google Drive Documents straight from CocoFax Dashboard

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Fax Google Drive Document from CocoFax

Here’s how you can fax a Google Drive document through CocoFax.

Step 1: Get a Free CocoFax Fax Number

  • Get your 14-day free trial of CocoFax.
  • Choose your free fax number.
  • Enter your details.
  • Choose a suitable purchase plan and make payment.
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Step 2: Send Fax from CocoFax Dashboard

  • After verifying the email address, go back to CocoFax Dashboard.
  • Click New Fax> pop up window opens up.
  • In the ‘To’ field, enter the recipient’s fax number e.g. 75444684521
  • Type in an appropriate message in the ‘Cover Letter’ field.

Step 3: Attach Files from Google Drive

  • You can add attachments.
  • In the browse file dialog, you can see different options.
  • Click ‘Google Drive’.
  • Select the documents to be attached.
  • When attached, hit ‘Send’

Step 4: See Confirmation Email

  • A confirmation email is sent to your email address informing you that the fax has been transmitted successfully.

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Option 2: Send Google Drive Documents from your Email Address

Another option is to send the Google Drive document from your email client. The process is a bit longer as compared to sending a fax directly from CocoFax Dashboard.


  • ou have subscribed to a CocoFax account.

Step 1: Compose email from your Email Account

  • Open your email account say Gmail.
  • Note that you need to use the email address which is associated with the CocoFax account.
  • Click ‘Compose’ email.
  • In the ‘To’ field, enter the Recipient's fax number followed by CocoFax’s unique email address i.e.[email protected]
  • In the Subject field, enter an appropriate subject.
  • Type in an appropriate message in the ‘Cover Letter’ field.

Step 2: Attach Files from Google Drive

  • Click on the ‘Plus’ sign to add attachments.
  • In the browse file dialog, you can see different options.
  • Click ‘Google Drive’.
  • Select the documents to be attached.
  • When attached, hit ‘Send’.

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Option 3: Use CocoFax Google Drive add-on to Send Fax Documents

The last option is to use the CocoFax Add-on for Google Drive. You need to follow the below steps

Step 1: Get a CocoFax Account

  • Sign up for a free CocoFax account with your Gmail account.
  • Note that you can send Google Drive documents that are associated with this Gmail account only.

Step 2: Get CocoFax Add on

  • Log in to the Gmail account (which is associated with CocoFax).
  • Open Google Drive.
  • Open the document that you want to fax.
  • Go to Add-ons in the Menu Bar.
  • Search for the CocoFax Add-on.
  • Select ‘Cocofax Add-on’.
  • Click Install.
  • Complete installation by granting it required permissions.
  • The computer can only send and receive faxes via telephone and not via an internet connection.
  • To send a fax, the device must always be on and connected to an active telephone line
  • A fax machine or multifunction printer with ‘wireless’ does not allow you to send and receive faxes without a phone line. Instead, it only means that the printer and computer can communicate wirelessly.

Step 3: Fax Google Drive Document

Now, you can select the CocoFax Add-on and use it.

  • In the menu bar, click on the Add-on > CocoFax> Send Fax.
  • Hint: Another way is to right-click on the document. Select Open With CocoFax. > CocoFax menu will appear on the right side.
  • Enter the recipient’s details.
  • In the 'To' field, enter the recipient’s fax number, say 76434554678
  • You can also enter a text as a cover letter.
  • Hit 'Send' to fax the document.

That’s it. In this post, you have seen how easy it is to fax documents of Google Drive. Instead of setting up the complex fax machinery, you can simply get a Free Fax number using CocoFax services. CocoFax provides you three options to send faxes; choose the one that you find easiest and feasible to fax from Google Drive.