Google Drive Gets New Features On Android, iOS (Also In Gmail)

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Google announced some new features for Google Drive on Android and iOS. On Android, users can search for files in Drive from the main Google app.

Google explains, "For example, you could say 'OK, Google — search for holiday letter on Drive' to get to your files without opening the app and typing keywords."

On iOS, you can add files to Drive by uploading content from other iOS apps.

On both platforms, you can now access and share maps you create with Google My Maps. Google added My Maps to Google Drive last week.

There is also some helpful, new Google Drive functionality in Gmail. As Google explains in a Google+ post:

There are now more ways to share Drive files with friends and family through Gmail, without having to worry about accidentally removing their access. By selecting the “Insert as Attachment” option from Drive you’ll be able to attach non-Google files directly to your Gmail message.

Now you can be sure your friend will always have that great candid photo from your weekend getaway, or the PDF for your aunt’s fruitcake recipe (do people actually eat Fruitcake?) even if you delete it from your Drive. 

The new iOS app is currently available in the App Store. The Android update will be rolling out over the next week.

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