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Google is working on making it easier to find files in Drive


Google Drive is getting ready to beta test new search filters, which should make it easier to find the exact file you're looking for. The feature, dubbed "search chips," adds a line of filters to the top of the Drive interface, allowing you to narrow your search by file type, last modification date, or which other users are linked to a specific file.

There are some search filtering options in Google Drive already, but they're basic and hidden in a submenu in the search bar. The new search chips, on the other hand, are prominently displayed and appear to offer a wider range of filtering options. Gmail introduced a similar feature early last year.

Google is directing interested users to this sign-up form if they want to try out the new Drive search chips beta. All Google Workspace users, including G Suite Basic and Business customers, will eventually have access to search chips.