Google’s “Workspace” services are getting another useful feature. In 2020, the tech giant introduced a “Search chip” tool for Gmail, which made email management easier. Similarly, Google Drive search filters are also being rolled out to make it easier to manage your files.
“We introduced a test for search chips in Google Drive in November 2021,” Google wrote in a blog post, “which makes it easier for users to discover relevant files faster and reduces the need to run numerous searches or sort through irrelevant results.” “As of now, all users have access to search chips.”
Location: Anywhere in Drive, My Drive, shared with me, Starred, Trashed
File type: Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Forms, Photos & images, PDFs, Videos, Shortcuts, Folders, Sites, Audio
Last modified: Today, This year, Last year, Custom date range
Tasks: Approvals (Awaiting my approval, Requested by me) or Follow-ups (Any, Suggestions, Action items)
The filters appear below the search bar, as shown by Google, and you can utilize them by searching for a keyword. ‘Location, File type, People, Last edited, Title alone, and To do’ are among the search filters, which are comparable to those found in Gmail. To quickly filter your search results and find files, use these Google Drive filters to choose from a variety of options.
The feature was previously accessible in beta and was rolled out to Google Workspace and personal account users. Users of G Suite Basic and Business are also included in this group. Google also stated that it had made changes since the beta test period began.