How to Automatically Upload Published Videos to Google Drive

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Zapier allows users to integrate the web applications they use and automate workflows. It’s free to create an account and integrate with Vocal Video. If you have a paid subscription plan, your account comes with an API key. 

You will find your API key on your profile page accessible from the Settings area of the application (must be logged in to access the link). Copy it for use in Zapier. This is your private key, so keep it a secret!

Make sure you have a Zapier account ready to go. From your dashboard, start creating a new workflow. Workflow is a fancy name for a repeated pattern of activity. 

Connect Vocal Video with Google Drive. Select when Video Published happens, it will Upload File into Google Drive.

Just a preview of the next steps to come! Let’s get started.

First, make sure your Vocal Video account is connected to your Zapier account. You may have to log in again here to enable the connection.

Next, connect your Google Drive account. If you want your video to automatically upload into multiple Google drive accounts or folders, you can repeat this step later. 

Select the folder that you want your videos to automatically be uploaded into. If you haven’t already created a folder, you can open up a new tab and create a folder in Google Drive.

The next few steps are important because they are the instructions for the workflow. 

For File, select Video File Location. If you select anything else, this will not work. For File Extension, type .mp4. If you don’t type this in, it will also not work. 

Don’t worry about File Name because all videos are typically renamed with whatever your Published Video is named. 

Next, test out the Zap. Have another tab open with your Google Drive so you can see the file upload automatically. Typically, this only happens with your latest video. 

Take a peek at your Google Drive! Is it in there? Is it an .mp4 file? Is the file downloadable without corruption? If so, it’s looking good! If not, you might have messed up the previous step.

If the video showed up, you’re ready to review your Zap. 

Hooray! I hope that Zapier Integration makes your life a little easier, especially if you publish a high volume of videos.

Frequently asked questions about Zapier integration

Will this upload all my old Published Videos?

There is no way to bulk download all your older videos onto Google Drive, except for manually if you are on our paid plans. However, once you’ve created a Zap, all newly Published videos from now on will automatically save into your Google Drive.

Why are my files showing up in my Google Drive as .txt files?

You might have made a mistake by leaving the File Extension area blank. Make sure you have .mp4 as File Extension. Also, if you select anything other than Video File Location for File, it may also auto populate as a .txt file. 

Can I see a history of all the videos I’ve automatically sent over to Google Drive?

Zapier does not have that function so unless you have Google Drive notifications set up, you won’t get notifications. There is also no dashboard that displays your Zap history. You’ll have to track it yourself. 

How do I upload all my unedited Video Collector responses?

Read here for the guide on how to Automatically Upload Video Responses to Google Drive with Zapier.