Google has announced several minor but welcome changes to how file management Work in Google Drive.
Over the next few weeks, a new toolbar for multiple file selection will make bulk edits clearer and easier and will begin to appear in the cloud backup app, while new “search bullets will quickly find files by filtering criteria such as file type, when a document was last modified, and who the documents were shared with.
The news accompanies several updates at the tech giant online cooperation ecosystem Google workspaceincluding a “Material Design” aesthetic refresh, several new “smart canvas” features, as well as a redesign of the word processor Google Docs.
Changes to Google Drive
Honestly, all this talk about “smart chips” might get a little confusing, so we’ll keep it simple. When the feature becomes available, you will be able to filter specific document types, including documents, spreadsheets, forms And Picturesdirectly from the “My Drive” overview using new drop-down menus.
Filter options also include PDF files, although unfortunately it doesn’t look like you can filter out specific file types from the new part of the interface.
The multi-selection toolbar should be much easier to understand, clearly offering bulk actions for sharing, downloading, and deleting files instead of hiding them in a cluttered context menu.
These quality-of-life improvements, while welcome, are by no means earth-shattering, and it’s a wonder Google has waited until now to drag Drive, along with the rest of Google Workspace, into the current century.
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