Google has announced a new feature known as “Search Chips” for its cloud storage service.
This feature was initially rolled across to Gmail users in the year 2020.
It is now accessible via Google Drive and will be available for everyone Workspace users, including G Suite Basic and Business users.
Google Drive is getting new filters to help users to find specific documents.
Google first made public the beta version of its search chips in November last year.
If you’re running the stable version of the chips, you can test it immediately.
The search giant claims that users typically use several keywords to locate the file when looking for something on Drive.
However, they are unable to find an exact file. For instance, many people look up “marketing strategy” and “sales report” and get results that aren’t specific enough.
After entering a query, users can utilize search chips to show more relevant results based on the location of the file’s type, date of modification, individuals, tasks, and shared labels.
“It allows users to locate relevant files more quickly and reduces the requirement to run multiple searches or search through results that are not relevant. Search chips are now accessible to everyone,” the company said in the blog post.
The most recent update will include additional date options for the “Last Modified” chip “Last modified” chip.
Users will also see spelling suggestions and search chips in Google Drive.
Users will also have the option of clearing search chips by themselves or in conjunction with the question.
Similar to Gmail as well, you can search for any name. One can narrow down the results by choosing types of search like attachments (Text document or Spreadsheet) or a particular timeframe.
Additionally, you can filter specific results, for instance, calendar invitations.
Google has begun rolling this out, and it will be available to users.
The company claims that it has been rolled out progressively, and it could take between 15 and 30 days for everyone to access it.
The feature will automatically be accessible to users of the application.