A step-by-step guide showing how to host images on Google Drive when Dropbox goes down.
A lot of us use Dropbox Public folders for image hosting when developing and testing websites and apps locally. But what do you do when Dropbox goes down? You host your images on Google Drive, here’s how to do it.
Make Your Google Drive Folder Publicly Accessible
To make images hosted on Google Drive accessible for online use or development, we need to create a new folder in Google Drive that is accessible to the public, here’s how:
Now, you are in the “Share Settings” dialog. The first row below the “Who has access” sub heading will say something like, “Anyone at [Your Name Here] who has the link can view.” Click the “Change” link:
Obtaining the Image Source in Google Drive
Now that your folder is created, populated with images and shared publicly, we can use the Google Drive image sources for our projects. Here’s how to get each image’s source: