How to Generate Google Drive API Key?

How to Generate Google Drive API Key?

Google offers a cloud console tool for developers and users. You can use this free tool to create an API Key for your Google Drive.

The following steps are performed on Desktop Browser.  Steps work on mobile browser as well, if facing issues use Desktop View on browser.

Step 1. Open Google Cloud Console, which is a freemium service offered by Google.

Step 2. Log in with your Google Account and Password to access the Clouse Console.

Step 3. Once successfully logged in, you will be taken to Google Cloud Dashboard Homepage.

Step 4. Tap on the Project icon to create a new project.
Click on Projects to Create a New Project

Step 5. Here create a New Project.
Create_a_New_Porject

Step 6. Give the project a name, location, and hit Create.
Add_Project_Name_and_Location_and_Click_Create

Step 7. Click on 3 horizontal lines on the left sidebar to open the menu option.
Click_on_3_Horizontal_lines_to_open_menu_option

Step 8. Here click on APIs & Credentials and Open Library.
click on APIs and Credentials and Open Library

Step 9. An API Library page will open; here, look for Google Drive API and click to open it.
Click_Google_Drive_API

Step 10. Click on Enable button to Turn ON Google Drive API
Enable_Google_Drive_API

Step 11. Once enabled, click on Manage.
Click_Manage_Google_Drive_API

Step 12. Open Credentials Tab
Create_Credentials

Step 13. Select Google Drive API from the drop-down menu for Credential Type.
Credential_Type_Google_Drive_API

Step 14. Select User data and click Done.
Fill_the_Credential_Details

Step 15. Now tap on + Create Credentials on the top of the page.
Create_Credentials

Step 16. An API key will be generated, copy the key and paste it somewhere as we will need it later.
Copy_the_API_Key

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