Google Is Working On a More User-Friendly Way to Find Files in Drive. Google is preparing to beta test new search filters in Google Drive, which will hopefully make it easier to find the exact file you’re looking for.
Dubbed “search chips,” the feature adds a line of filters to the top of the Drive interface, letting you limit your search by things like file type, last modification date, or which other users are associated with a specific file.
Google Is Working On a More User-Friendly Way to Find Files in Drive
According to the verge, Google Drive already has some search filtering options, but they’re relatively basic and hidden in a sub-menu in the search bar.
In contrast, the new search chips are presented front and center, and they look set to offer a wider range of filtering options. A similar feature was introduced in Gmail early last year.
Google Directing Users towards Sign-Up Form
If you’d like to try out the new Drive search chips beta, Google is directing interested users toward this sign-up form. Search chips will eventually be available to all Google Workspace users, including G Suite Basic and Business customers.
Google Drive Search Chips
What’s these Google drive search chips all about? This Pre-General Availability Test Application (the “Test Application”) is incorporated into and made part of the Google Workspace Agreement.
the Google Workspace Services Schedule to the Google Cloud Master Agreement, Google Workspace for Education Agreement, or other applicable agreement (including the Pre-General Availability Program Addendum (“PAPA”)) governing your use of Google Workspace Services (the “Agreement”).
Welcome to the Drive Search Chips Beta. This feature will help your users more quickly and accurately search for files using filters available directly in the UI. These search chips are similar in user experience to those of Gmail.
Your use of third-party data sources in connection with the Test Product is governed by the terms of service and other agreements between you and the applicable third-party data source.
You are solely responsible for compliance with such third-party terms of service and agreements, including any access or use of third-party data sources by the Test Product.
By submitting this Test Application, you represent and warrant that you have full power and authority to enter into the terms in this Test Application.