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Google Fax: Send fax securely from Google applications

FAX.PLUS Team
FAX.PLUS Team
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Are you looking for an online fax service to send fax from Google applications? With FAX.PLUS your business will be able to send and receive faxes without having to worry about compliance, security and reliability.

FAX.PLUS is a secure online fax service rated as the “Best Online Fax Service” by PCMAG for 2 consecutive years. It allows individuals and companies of all sizes to send and receive faxes without the need to have a fax machine or fax modem.

One of the benefits of FAX.PLUS is that it integrates Google into your current workflow, where you can send fax from Google Drive, Google Sheet, Google Docs, Gmail, Chrome browser, and other Google applications for free.

What is Google fax?

The whole process of sending fax the traditional way can be very complicated, especially when you have to rely on fax machines and need to invest in toners, papers, cables, etc. While some companies may be using traditional fax machines, internet fax is becoming more and more popular due to its speed, security and convenience. One of the advantages of using modern fax is that businesses who rely on Google can send faxes from applications such as Gmail, Google Drive and Google Docs. To initiate the integration and enable Google fax, you will need to install the FAX.PLUS add-on for Google Workspace and register to FAX.PLUS using your Google account.

If your company uses Google Workspace, to mitigate compliance and security risks, you can enable SSO on your FAX.PLUS account. With this feature, your members will be able to access FAX.PLUS from their Google Workspace dashboard. Learn more

What is Google fax number?

Also referred to a Google Voice number with faxing capability. You can port your Google Voice number to an online fax service, such as FAX.PLUS and send and receive faxes.

See how you can port your Google Voice number to FAX.PLUS.

How to send fax from Google Drive?

If you wish to send PDF files and other supported file types, make sure you have already enabled Google fax (install the add-on and create a user using your Google account) and then:

  1. Go to Google Drive and find the document (or any other supported file) you wish to fax.
  2. Right click on the file you want to fax, hover over the Open With and choose FAX.PLUS from the list (If you don’t see FAX.PLUS in the list of apps, make sure you have successfully installed the add-on).
  3. Login to your FAX.PLUS account (or create a new account for free) and grant the FAX.PLUS add-on the requested permission.
  4. Add the recipient’s fax number and fax your document.

How to send fax from Google Docs and Google Sheets?

With FAX.PLUS Google integration, you can fax your spreadsheets and documents directly from Google Sheets and Google Docs.

To fax your documents and spreadsheets, make sure you have already enabled Google fax (install the add-on and create a user using your Google account) and then:

  1. Open the document you wish to fax.
  2. Click on Add-on, followed by the “FAX.PLUS – Fax your document” and finally click on Send to open the FAX.PLUS sidebar menu.
  3. After logging in, enter the recipient’s fax number and hit the Send Fax button.

How to send and receive fax with Gmail?

If you use your Google account to create a user on FAX.PLUS, you can utilize the email to fax feature and send fax from Gmail. You will also receive your incoming faxes right into your Gmail inbox.To send fax from Gmail:

  1. In the To field, add the recipient’s fax number followed by the @fax.plus (for example, [email protected])
  2. Attach the documents you want to fax
  3. Send the email

To receive incoming faxes into your Gmail inbox and get the most of the Google Fax feature, go to the Notification settings in your FAX.PLUS account, and make sure you have chosen “Faxed Documents” as the notification attachment.

How to automatically upload received faxes in Google Drive?

For this purpose, you are required to set up the Zapier integration too. Once you enable the integration and set up the trigger and action, all your incoming faxes will be automatically uploaded to the selected folder in Google Drive.

Step-by-step guide on how to automatically upload received faxes in Google Drive

How to install FAX.PLUS Chrome extension

FAX.PLUS also offers a small yet very helpful extension for Chrome browser that allows quick access to your encrypted Faxes. You can download the FAX.PLUS Chrome extension from the Chrome Web Store for free.

FAX.PLUS - Best online fax service to send fax securely from Google applications

By utilizing the Google fax feature and integrating FAX.PLUS, you will be able to send fax securely from Google Drive, Gmail, Google Docs, and other Google productivity applications.FAX.PLUS is a secure online fax service for enterprises and small to medium companies to send & receive faxes from multiple platforms. All your faxes are securely stored, fully encrypted, in FAX.PLUS, and to meet your local data residency requirements, you can choose to store your encrypted faxes in the region of your choice.

FAQ

Can I fax through Google?

Yes, you can! You only need a Google account and an online fax service that supports faxing through Google.

Does Google have a free fax service?

Google doesn't offer a fax service. However, there are online fax services that allow you to send fax from Google applications.

How does Google fax work?

You can easily and quickly fax with Google applications such as Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Chrome, Gmail, etc. The integration is simple and you can fax from your tablet, laptop or phone. For each of these applications you will need to follow similar steps to be able to fax in no time.

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