An update for Google Drive is rolling out, bringing three features for those who use the service routinely on mobile devices. Once updated, users will have easier access to granting and gaining access to restricted files, the ability to preview files without a Google account on an Android device, and rich notifications when files are shared with you. (more…)
Set to roll out to users over the next couple of months, WhatsApp is implementing native cloud storage of chat history, voice messages, and media for users to Google Drive. Once available, users can back up all of their personal WhatsApp data to the Drive cloud, and then restore it on newer devices with a couple taps. (more…)
Just in time for the beginning of many students’ second school semester, Google has unveiled a native Classroom app for Android and iOS.
If Classroom sounds a little familiar, that is because the pedagogical service’s launch six months ago sort of slipped under the radar. Essentially, Classroom is a digital organizer that aims to make curriculum management as painless as possible for educators and their pupils. It facilitates the creation and collection of assignments paperlessly, of course, but also lets teachers send announcements, store project materials in dedicated Drive folders, and deliver real-time feedback and grades. (more…)
If you needed an easier way to search through your Drive account, instead of manually opening and typing in what you need to find, Google has enabled users to simply state “Ok Google, search for xyz on Drive,” with results then taking you straight into the Drive app without you having to lift a finger. (more…)
The updates don’t stop with Google Docs and Google Wallet today, as updates were just pushed to a large number of Google apps through Google Play. Inside a few, users will find Material Design makeovers, but in others, such as Google Camera and Android Wear, bug fixes and other minor tweaks rest inside. (more…)
Before, users would hit “attach file” through an email draft, then select to share a file from Google Drive. Then, they would browse their Drive folders to find the file which they wanted to share. Now, users can select “Insert from Drive,” from the email draft, completely skipping the part of attaching a file from within Drive. Convenient. (more…)
According to Google’s Apps Status Dashboard, Google Drive is experiencing difficulties. If you are experiencing issues, know that Google is already looking into it.
To keep an eye on the status of Drive, head over to the Status Dashboard.
Update: Google says that all things are back to normal. Go spreadsheet something.