In case you didn’t know, unless you were to manually empty the trash in Google Drive, your files are never truly deleted. The upside is that this makes it easier to retrieve documents you might have accidentally deleted or have had a change of heart, but we imagine that this might irk some users as well who prefer keeping their cloud storage neat.
If you use Google Drive on your phone to access files on the go, then you might be pleased to learn that in the latest update to the app, Google has introduced support for biometric security for the app. This means that users will be able to use either Face ID or Touch ID to protect their files from being accessed.
Google’s Pixel 4 is expected to be announced next week and now according to the folks at 9to5Google, it seems that Google is giving would-be Pixel 4 customers more incentives to purchase the handset. This comes in the form of a free 3-month subscription to the Google One cloud storage service.
It’s currently possible to use Google Chrome to make Google Drive files like Sheets, Docs, and Slides available for offline use. As part of a new beta test, Google has now decided to extend this functionality to other content stored in Drive. This can include Microsoft Office files, images, PDFs, and additional non-Google formats.
It has long been possible to sync uploads between Google Photos and Google Drive but that will no longer the case. Google has decided to end the integration between these two services in the interest of reducing confusion for its users. The idea here is to simplify the experience across Drive and Photos.
With Google Photos and Google Drive being Google products, it’s not surprising that they kind of tie-in with each other. For example, you can view your Google Photos through Drive via the app, and if you did enjoy the fact that they synced with each other, you might be in for some bad news.
If you find yourself in a situation where you do not have access to the internet but need to do some work using Google Docs, not to worry because the platform actually lets you use it without an internet connection, and here’s how you use Google Docs offline.
In the early part of 2018, Google announced a new cloud storage service called Google One. This is basically the paid version of Google Drive where users can pay a subscription to add on more storage to their cloud accounts if they want to. The initial roll out of the service was a bit limited at the start, but now it seems to have reached more users.
Google Drive has a problem, but not so much in terms of functionality and features, but rather the abuse of one of its features that has resulted in what many consider to be spam. A report from How-To-Geek revealed that Google Drive has a spam problem, where anyone can share files and documents with you as long as they have your email address.
Google’s G Suite – Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides – are a great resource for working on the go. They’re effective tools for collaborative working backed by the power of Google’s cloud. Everything is tied to Google accounts but the company is making it easier for non-Google account holders to collaborate on G Suite documents.
Several years ago, WhatsApp gave Android users the option of choosing to either backup their chat histories to their devices locally or to Google Drive. However it seems that backing up to Google Drive is now mandatory as WhatsApp has confirmed that chat histories that have yet to be backed up to Google Drive will be deleted.
A lot of times to simplify the overall process and to help users, companies usually include automatic backup tools that backs up your data once a day. However being able to choose when is also a good option to have, and for Android users, the good news is that it looks like manual backup is now rolling out for your devices.
File managers these days are getting smarter, where they can anticipate the files or folders we access often, which in turn puts them in positions that are easier and quicker to access. This has been the case with Google Drive for a while now, but it looks like Google is now turning to AI to make it better.
WhatsApp is the most popular cross-platform messaging service. It lets users backup data to Google Drive. Many don’t send a lot of media files through WhatsApp so their backups would be small. However, those who share a lot of content would have heftier backups which would obviously take up space in Google Drive. The company recently teamed up with Google and announced that WhatsApp backups won’t count towards Drive storage. […]