PHOTO | Finding files on Google Drive will be easier now, testing of new features started Finding files on Google Drive will now be easier, testing a new feature

For users wishing to try the new Drive ‘Search Chips’ beta, Google is directing interested users to this sign-up form. Search chips will be available for all Google Workspace users, including G Suite Basic and Business customers.

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The tech giant is preparing to beta test a new search filter in Google Drive, which we hope will make it easier to find the exact file you're looking for.

The tech giant is preparing to beta test a new search filter in Google Drive, which we hope will make it easier to find the exact file you’re looking for.

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As reported by The Verge, this feature called search chips adds a row of filters at the top of the drive interface, allowing you to narrow your search by file type, last edited date, or other users linked to a particular file.  The report says that Google Drive already has some search filtering options, but they are relatively very basic and hidden in the sub-menu in the search bar.

As reported by The Verge, this feature called search chips adds a row of filters at the top of the drive interface, allowing you to narrow your search by file type, last edited date, or other users linked to a particular file. The report says that Google Drive already has some search filtering options, but they are relatively very basic and hidden in the sub-menu in the search bar.

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In contrast, new search chips have been introduced in the front and center and are set to offer a wide range of filtering options.  A similar feature was introduced in Gmail early last year.

In contrast, new search chips have been introduced in the front and center and are set to offer a wide range of filtering options. A similar feature was introduced in Gmail early last year.

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For users who want to try out the new Drive Search Chips Beta, Google is directing interested users to this sign-up form.  According to the report, search chips will be available for all Google Workspace users, including G Suite Basic and Business customers.

For users who want to try out the new Drive Search Chips Beta, Google is directing interested users to this sign-up form. According to the report, search chips will be available for all Google Workspace users, including G Suite Basic and Business customers.

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Recently, Google announced the general availability of offline viewing for all file types in Google Drive on the web.  The new feature allows you to access PDFs, images, Microsoft Office documents and other non-Google files without an Internet connection.

Recently, Google announced the general availability of offline viewing for all file types in Google Drive on the web. The new feature allows you to access PDFs, images, Microsoft Office documents and other non-Google files without an Internet connection.

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