It is an option of a Chrome extension called “Save Link to Google Drive”. You would find it is useful when you want to save a link - your natural instinct is to save the link to the hard drive or some permanent storage, but this option gives you that orderliness where you can save link directly to Google Drive.
How to Save URL to Google Drive?
Solution 1. Save Links to Google Drive with Free Chrome Extension
Step 1: Add Save to Google Drive extension from Chrome Web Store.
Step 2: Authorize the extension access to your Google Drive.
Step 3: Right click “Save Link to Google Drive” selection when you want to save the address link while surfing the Internet.
The "Save to Google Drive" extension saves files to the Google account that you have signed into chrome.
Before using this extension, log into Google Drive that you want to save files to.
Once you have installed the Chrome extension, you can just right-click the link you want to save and from the context-menu, choose the “Save Link to Google Drive” option. It’s convenient to save URL to Google Drive with “ Save to Google Drive”, however, it’s not an option of directly uploading any stuff to Google Drive because it’s only for the pages.
Solution 2. Save Link to Google Drive with MultCloud
To save web page to Google Drive, you can use MultCloud "Cloud Explorer" feature. Moreover, except for uploading link to Google Drive, you can use MultCloud to upload files to Google Drive from website. This method is quick and handy because you can save the file from its URL directly without downloading it first. Now, the below part will show you how to add links to Google Drive with MultCloud step by step.
Step 1. Create a free account or “Experience without signing up”.
Step 2. Add Google Drive. In next Window, click “Add Clouds” to add your Google Drive and click “Next” to continue.
Then authorize your Google Drive account by clicking the “Add Google Drive Account” button. Follow the instructions to grant MultCloud access to the account you are connecting to.
Step 3. Upload to Google Drive from URL. After you add Google Drive account, you can choose “Google Drive” on the left drive list. Click “Upload” and click on “Upload URL” button in the pop-out window.
Step 4. Add URL. In next window, click “Add URL” to add the link you want to save and name it. Then click “OK”.
The extension name of the file should be the same as the original one, or the file will fail to be opened correctly.
You need to paste the link to the actual file in the “Upload” field, and not just the link to the webpage where that file is located.
To get a faster speed, you could upgrade your account to premium account.
More about MultCloud
Actually, MultCloud is more than an alternative to save link to Google Drive. Most importantly, it is a Free and Professional multiple cloud manager based on the web-page that supports more than 30 cloud drives. It has three main functions: “Cloud Explorer”, “Cloud Transfer” and “Cloud Sync”. Let’s explore these functions in the part below.
“Cloud Explorer”: Besides uploading files from URL mentioned above, this feature also allows you to manage your cloud drives, perform file sharing, encrypt files, copy files to multiple folders, etc. So you can easily manage multiple OneDrive accounts, encrypt files when uploading to Google Drive or realize secure file sharing if necessary.
“Cloud Transfer”: With this function, you can integrate multiple cloud drives on one platform so as to easily manage files among them without switching apps. For example. you can transfer photos from one google account to another, migrate OneDrive to Dropbox, etc.
“Cloud Sync”: This feature can help you create sync relationships between clouds. In this way, you can effortlessly sync between clouds. If you want to sync multiple Google Drive accounts or backup Dropbox to Google Drive, “Cloud Sync” feature can help you realize these goals in simple steps.