Google Search for Android Now Shows Your Google Drive Documents

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Google Search for Android Now Shows Your Google Drive Documents
Highlights
  • Users need to simple search for Drive files in 'In Apps' section
  • Firebase App Indexing allows Drive files to show up as search results
  • Google says the rollout for the feature will be gradual

Google has announced that Android users will now be able to search through their Google Drive documents from Google Search app itself. As most users might already be aware, the 'In Apps' tab in the Google Search app allows users to search for content within the apps installed on their device. With latest update to Google Drive, users will be able to see search results for their Google Drive documents from this section of the app.

The search giant has added Firebase App Indexing to Google Drive's Android app, which allows for the Drive files and folders to show up as results when you search for them through Google Search app. "Simply type your query and tap the "In Apps" tab to view any Drive files relevant to your search. Select those files to open them in the appropriate app," Google said in its release note.

Google says that the rollout for this feature will be gradual and its visibility can potentially stretch out to longer than three days (from Thursday) as well.

Earlier this month, the alpha release of version 6.13 of the Google Search app (aka Google app) reportedly brought Google Assistant to non-Pixel smartphones. The alpha release also brought along the ability to add payment information to Google Assistant on Pixel smartphones, improved offline search, and a Lite mode to the app.

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