This is something I came across recently, and I think it's a pretty cool little
that's a part of Google Drive. You can create a public folder, and anything you put into that folder will have a live URL, which can be useful for linking, hosting files, and so on. This comes in especially handy if you want to use those images in other places on the web, but have one master copy. Any changes made to the master will automatically be transferred to all its locations.
1. Public Folder
First, you'll need to create a public folder in your Google Drive
. That's pretty simple: create a folder, then click on the
sharing button, and share it as "public on the web."
2. Folder Key
The next step might sound confusing, but it's actually not that challenging. You need to get the folder key of the folder you just created. In Google Drive, navigate so that you're looking in the folder you want, then look at the URL in the address bar. The folder key is made up of a bunch of nonsense characters that are the last part of the URL, directly following /#folder/
Copy the folder key by highlighting it and pressing Control-C (or Command-C on a Mac).