Google Drive SDK

Use the Drive Badge and Brand

This page provides guidelines for use of Google trademarks. Consider these guidelines when naming, describing, and marketing your application.

You do not need pre-approval to use the Drive API or to promote the API functionality on your site using the badges shown below. However, your use of these badges is governed by the Drive API terms of service, and if that use violates branding requirements in the Terms, we may request that you modify or cease usage of the badges.

Using the Google Drive brand

The Google Drive brand consists of the following assets.

Google Drive Branding Assets
Google Drive™ Trademark
Google Drive Logo Text logo
Color Google Drive Icon Color Google Drive icon
Monochromatic Google Drive Icon Monochromatic Google Drive icon. Use sparingly.
Google Drive Tile Icon Google Drive colored tile icon.
Google Drive Tile Icon "Works with Google Drive" badge.

A downloadable zip file of these assets is available with different sizes and background colors for your convenience.

On your website or marketing materials

The first reference to Google Drive should be 'Google Drive™' with the trademark. Additional references can be 'Google Drive' or 'Drive'.

You may use the provided assets to highlight your application's integration with Google Drive. If reference is made to Google Drive assets in connection with your logo, your logo must be larger than the Google trademark.

On a blog or social media

The first reference to Google Drive should be 'Google Drive'. Additional references can be 'Google Drive' or 'Drive'. The ™ symbol is not required.

In an application market (i.e. Chrome Web Store, Google Play)

The first reference to Google Drive should be 'Google Drive™' with the trademark. Additional references can be 'Google Drive' or 'Drive'.

You should also include the phrase "integrated with Google Drive" in your description.

In addition you should follow the Chrome Web Store guidelines regarding the use of Google trademarks.

In your application

Your application should always refer to Google Drive in full name, i.e. "Save to Google Drive."

You may use the Google Drive icon in your application in several ways:

  • As a button that initiates an action with Google Drive, such as saving to Google Drive
  • To indicate that file is stored in Google Drive

When using the Google Drive icon in your application, you may use the colored or monochromatic version, though it is strongly encouraged to use the colored version. Do not make any alterations (other than size) to the icons.

If your application takes action with Google Drive, ensure that the action is clear to the user. Examples (button style is for illustration only):

Example buttons with Google Drive branding

When using the Google Drive icon as a button, provide a tooltip indicating what action the button will take with Google Drive, for example, "Save to Google Drive."

Example button with tooltip

Things not to do

In all cases, do not refer to Google Drive in any shorthand, such as "GDrive."

The Google logo cannot be used as part of a sentence. The correct way to do this is to use text in the headline, and to place the Google logo elsewhere on the page.

For buttons:

  • Do not split the words "Google" and "Drive" across multiple lines
  • Do not use the Google or Google Drive logos on the button
  • Do not abbreviate or shorten Google Drive
  • Do not use the icon as replacement for the words Google Drive

Using the Chrome Web Store badge

Since Google Drive applications are distributed through the Chrome Web Store, you may wish to promote your presence there. You can let others know that your app, extension or theme is available in the Chrome Web Store by using the "Available in the Chrome Web Store" badge on your site. You do not need pre-approval to use this badge. However, please be sure that your use of the badge is consistent with the Chrome Web Store terms of service and these branding guidelines, or we may request that you modify or cease your use of the badge.

Using the "Works with Google Drive" badge

In addition, or in place of, the Chrome Web Store icon you may also wish to the use the "Works with Google Drive" badge to indicate that your app is integrated with Google Drive. You do not need pre-approval to use this badge. However, please be sure that your use of the badge is consistent with the Chrome Web Store terms of service and the branding guidelines on this page, or we may request that you modify or cease your use of the badge. The badge should link to your app in the Chrome Web Store.

Drive app badge

The badges are available with the other Google Drive assets.

If you resize the badge, preserve the ratio of dimensions, and make sure the badge is legible and fully visible.

When using the "Works with Google Drive" badge in marketing executions or on your site, follow these rules and restrictions:

  • Don’t modify the badge in any way, other than resizing.
  • Don’t make the badge the primary element on your page.
  • Keep some distance between the badge and other logos and icons on your page.
  • Don’t use the badge on a page that contains or displays adult content, promotes gambling, promotes violence, contains hate speech, involves the sale of tobacco or alcohol to persons under twenty-one years of age, violates other applicable laws or regulations or is otherwise objectionable.
  • Make sure that clicking the badge always links to your page in the Chrome Web Store, and that your app, extension or theme is available in the store at all times that you use the badge.

Using screenshots

For illustrative or informative purposes, you may use standard, unaltered screenshots of Google services. For further details, check out the Google Permissions page.

Giving proper attribution

Give proper attribution to Google for any use of their marks in your application title or in your description. Example:

Google Drive is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.

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