Search on Google Drive Just Got A Lot Better

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Google announced some new search features for Google Drive on Wednesday, significantly improving users' ability to find things more quickly.

"As part of an ongoing effort to make Google Drive the easiest place to find your files, today we're rolling out a new search experience to get you better results — even faster," a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews.

You can now narrow your search to a file type from the search box on Android, iOS, and the web. You can also open advanced search instantly from the search box. You can access recent files or search from the home screen using 3D Touch on iOS. From the iOS search bar, you can also now search Drive without opening the Drive app.

"Several behind-the-scenes improvements give your search queries even better results than they did before," says product manager Steen Andersson.

You can search for shared files by file owner using name or email address, and you can use advanced search options like date a file was modified, words it contains, or who it was shared with.

This will all be rolling out in the coming weeks.

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