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Google Drive update makes searching for files faster and easier

Google's latest update to Drive, its cloud storage platform, is aimed at making file search faster and easier for end users. The latest version of Drive adds several new ways to allow users to easily search across all their files, regardless of which device was used to upload them in the first place.
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December 10, 2015
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Google’s latest update to Drive, its cloud storage platform, is aimed at making file search faster and easier for end users. The latest version of Drive adds several new ways to allow users to easily search across all their files, regardless of which device was used to upload them in the first place.

As explained on Google Drive’s official blog, these new features are part of an ongoing effort to make Drive the easiest place to find one’s files. All platforms will eventually get access to the new search features as it gets rolled out over the coming weeks. This new update to Google’s cloud storage platform arrives only half a day after the company introduced actionable notifications for file sharing in Drive.

To speed up the search functionality, Google Drive for Android, iOS, and the Web enables users to narrow their search to a specific file type directly from the search box. Several behind-the-scenes improvements will now result in more accurate search results to a user’s search queries. To narrow down the search to get more specific results, users can directly enter a person’s name or email address to search for shared files.

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The latest update to Drive also allows Advanced search to be opened directly from the search box, which allows for tighter search parameters such as the date a file was modified, words it contains, or even the people with whom the file was shared with.

Drive also has a feature that take advantage of the latest iPhones. Thanks to the inclusion of 3D touch support, Drive users with compatible 3D touch enabled devices can access recent files or search for a particular file directly from the home screen. Additionally, users can search Drive using the iOS search bar without even opening the app.

What do you think? Are these new Google Drive search features going to simply your file search? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below!