Google OAuth for Importing Google Docs

Learn why you need to authenticate your Google account to import Google Docs to Trainual.

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Written by Katie Liming
Updated over a week ago

To convert a Google Doc to a Trainual subject without having to download it to your computer and upload it to Trainual, you can simply paste the doc URL in the "Import document" modal.

What do I need to do before importing a Google Doc?

To import a Google Doc, you must first authenticate your Google account in Trainual. (AKA, you have to verify that you own the Google account to ensure the security and privacy of the account.) After authenticating your Google account, you can import any Google Doc in that account to Trainual.

📝 Please note: Trainual cannot access any data stored in your Google account outside of the select files you import.

How is user data used with Google OAuth?

In order to more quickly access and import Google Docs to Trainual, we allow users to connect to their Google Drive by authenticating their Google account. This provides Trainual a token for authentication which we can then use to send a request to retrieve your document in an HTML format, utilize a third-party AI service to sort content into relevant Trainual hierarchy and transfer content to applicable Trainual account.

Trainual’s use and transfer to any other app of information received from Google APIs will adhere to the Google API Services User Data Policy, including the Limited Use requirements.

View our Privacy Policy here:

Do I have to authenticate my Google account to use Trainual's document importer?

Nope! You can import Microsoft Word documents to Trainual too. If you have a Google Doc you'd like to import to Trainual without authenticating your Google account, just save your Google Doc to your computer in .doc or .docx format. Then, you can drag and drop your file into the "Import document" modal.

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