Reviews and Approvals for the Google Drive Suite

At my organization we often want to approve copy that lives within Google Docs and slides that live in Google Slides. Currently, you can "attach" the Google files to a project or folder but you cannot attach them to a review/approval. For a marketing team that typically reviews copy and then creative within a single Wrike workflow (which has been AMAZING for other types of documents), this is a real hang up.

I do not need to be able to provide feedback via the native Wrike tools as Google has a great commenting feature already, but without being able to attach the files it makes it difficult to keep our projects within the proper workflow stage and for reviewers to know what they're actually reviewing. Other users have also posted about an integration like the one for Adobe CC—I feel that's likely not necessary, but I would take that over no functionality at all. 

In its current state, being able to attach Google Drive files seems to be a nice to have for easy access but is at odds with how nearly every other type of file is processed and used for reviews.

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Hello Trevor Stansberry, thank you so much for sharing your use case and your detailed feedback here. I've passed it on to our Product team 😊

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I second that. I'm sure it's because in google docs it is a 'live' document. It would be great if there was a way to do some type of 'snapshot' of the doc once its approved, and be able to attach that.

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Thanks, Samantha Babcock for your support here! I've shared your suggestion with the team and I'll be sure to post here if there are any updates in relation to this 🙋🏻‍♀️

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I am feeling this as well. We keep everything in our google drive including large video files. We need to be able to get approvals for them but either I have to now create a whole new YouTube channel for Works in progress and add multiple uploading steps or I have to purchase a ton more space because we have to upload it into wrike. It makes more sense to me that a video file should be able to live in Google drive and then be sent through the approval process in Wrike.

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Welcome to the forums, Jesse Hieb, and thank you for sharing your feedback here. Please also upvote the original post above if you haven't yet, that will help our Product team estimate the popularity of this request better 🙂

Please let me know if I can help with anything else! 

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I've added my upvote. And will add:  it's more than a bit deceiving to have marketed the heck out of your "Google Drive Integration" (https://www.wrike.com/apps/file-storage/google-drive/ and "Shared users can view, edit, and collaborate on documents in real-time from home, work, or across the world.") ....  yet it's impossible to route a Google Doc for review.

Again, we find ourselves frustrated because a core component that we required (equality between Microsoft and Google files) and used during our decision-making process is actually absent from the product.  Caveat emptor, I guess.

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Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback Juliana Slye! While we don't state anywhere in those resources that reviews and approvals are available with our Google Drive integration, I totally understand your need and feedback here. Our Product team is aware of this suggestion and if anything here changes in the future, we'll make sure to let you know. 

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