Updates to metrics in Google Drive Apps Reports and Reports API

What’s changing

We’re making some updates to the Google Drive metrics in the Admin Console Apps reports and the Reports API. As a result of these improvements, admins who analyze metrics will have more reporting clarity and can better understand activity trends within their domain. Specific changes include:
Metric dates will shift from Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST).Moving files between team drives and directly sharing items inside shared drives will now be included in the sharing metrics.Sharing items with embedded content will now be counted as a single action in the sharing metrics, versus being counted twice. Metrics that calculate the number of owned items added or removed will no longer include activity for changing permissions that do not impact a user’s ability to access a file.

Who’s impacted


Getting started

Admins: Admins with Drive Audit-enabled SKUs can access the metrics in the Admin Console > Reporting > Apps Reports or through the Reports API. End users: There is no end user setting for this feature.

Rollout pace

Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on January 9, 2024


Metrics are available to customers on Drive Audit-enabled SKUs with access to the Admin Console and Reports API. This includes: Google Workspace Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Essentials Starter, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Essentials Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Frontline Starter, Frontline Standard, Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, Education Plus, the Teaching and Learning Upgrade, Nonprofits, Cloud Identity and Cloud Identity Premium customers