Google has spent much of this year expanding its Workspace products, like Slides, Sheets, and Docs, with AI-based advances, but now it’s Drive’s neglected turn. According to a recent company blog post, the Google Drive user interface within the Google Workspace service, or more precisely its home screen, will be updated on all mobile platforms, including Android and iOS. With the image update, the new version of the app follows the solution previously introduced in the web browser version, thus unifying the look on different platforms.
The purpose of the change is to make it easier to access files: the view that displays recommended files has been revamped, which displays open, recently updated or shared documents in a denser list format instead of the previous preview windows that take up a lot of space, and most importantly also displays information such as type File, name, and date of last modification.
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The file management platform has replaced the notifications section next to the Recommended Documents section with a list of activities. The activity log displays items that require user attention and interaction, such as pending access requests, recent comments, and items awaiting approval, in a compact way.
The update will be available on both Android and iOS devices for all Google Workspace users and users with personal accounts, but since the rollout is gradual, some may have to wait several weeks to see it. The new home page appearance is optional, so if the user doesn’t enable it, Drive will still display the most recently used page the next time it’s opened.
In addition to visual updates, the search company is also active in other areas Disables service: A major cleanup will begin in December, during which data belonging to Google accounts that have not been used for two years will be removed from its server forever, including the contents of the Gmail, Photos, and Drive storage spaces. According to the research company, the easiest way to retain accounts is if the user logs in at least once every two years and performs some activity, such as reading or sending a letter, using Google Drive or the search engine, or downloading something from the Play Store. Shop.