Google Drive is getting a pleasant new replace that’ll make it so you may get entry to all various kinds of recordsdata if you’re offline. Not are you restricted to accessing simply Google Drive files in your browser, as now you possibly can entry absolutely anything you set in your Drive.
In a blog post, Google stated, “Google Drive shops your most vital recordsdata, whether or not they’re Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, PDFs, pictures or the a whole lot of different file sorts we help at the moment. Immediately, we’re saying extra methods to ensure you could make all of them accessible to you even when your web connection is unavailable.”
This function really launched as a beta in 2019, and now all Drive customers will have the ability to view recordsdata like PDFs, pictures, and Microsoft Workplace recordsdata with out an web connection. This makes Google Drive much more helpful when you’re somebody who finds themselves traveling lots, as web connections might be considerably spotty.
To benefit from the function, you merely must mark the recordsdata you wish to entry as obtainable offline. From there, you need to use Google Drive in your browser and open these recordsdata identical to you’ll when you had been on-line.
As a part of this replace, Google can also be making it so Chrome OS customers can use the Information app on their Chromebook to pick out Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides recordsdata obtainable when offline.
This function might be obtainable to all Google Drive customers, whether or not they’re on a personal account or a enterprise one, so if you’ll want to entry your non-Google recordsdata, you’ll have the opportunity to take action so long as you’ve marked them as obtainable offline. It’s a gradual rollout, so it could take a while earlier than you see it.