Google Drive adds search chips feature to quickly find files

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Google Drive is adding a new feature that will help users edit their search and speedily find files on the platform. Moreover, the latest feature works similar to the Gmail search filters launched in September this year. Which allows users to quickly and easily filter search results on Google Drive. When searching for files, users can also choose from a list of suggested filters. Currently, Google’s new functionality is available in beta.

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Google announced the addition of an improved search feature to Google Drive via a blog post. With the latest update, when users enter a query, a row of buttons will be display at the top of the results. These interactive filters can be use to curate things and find the specific file you are looking for. For quick search, Google Drive will suggest search terms based on user information. Users can sort search results by filters like file type, people, location, last modified date, functions, file titles and more. Multiple filters can be use together.

As mentioned, the search chips feature is now in beta. Interested users can sign up for Google’s form to use this functionality. It will be available to all Google Workspace customers as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers.

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In September, Gmail for Android began rolling out the search filters feature to help users find specific emails more easily. This feature allows users to quickly and easily filter email search results on their mobile devices. The filter can be a name or a specific deadline. When searching for email by sender, users can select from a list of suggested senders or search for email from multiple senders.

With this feature, Gmail will suggest search terms such as contacts, labels and messages to refine search. Results will include all messages except spam or trash. Like the search chips functionality in Google Drive, the search filter in Gmail for Android is only for Google Workspace and G Suite Basic and Business customers.

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