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Personal Gmail accounts can now try G Suite's File Stream to sync Drive content to their computers

If you're familiar with Google Drive, you probably know the most convenient way to sync your local folders to the cloud is to use the Backup and Sync app, which seamlessly replicates the folders on your computer to your Google Drive, and vice versa. However, if you're a G Suite user, you have to rely on another app called Drive File Stream, which does things differently. Instead of downloading your content locally, it lets you access it using your computer's file browser, much like a NAS. Google appears to want to extend these features to regular Drive accounts, and is looking for testers who'd be willing to try Drive File Stream on their computer.

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Google Drive will finally start taking out the trash in October

Contrary to popular belief (or at least the beliefs of AP staff), Google doesn't actually automatically empty its Drive trash items. Soon, it will; Google has just announced that Drive will delete all trash items after 30 days, starting in mid-October.

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Google Drive revises file shortcut behavior, pushes migration of existing multiple-location files to 2021

Google introduced file shortcuts to Drive in March to the dismay of many, but some changes are now being made that will hopefully improve the overall user experience. There are several improvements being shared, most of which are being implemented now and another that will come into play next year.

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Google has resolved its massive server issues affecting Gmail, Drive, Keep, Docs, Meet, Chat, and Voice

Tonight, Google experienced some issues with its servers as multiple services were affected by disruptions, but by now, the company has confirmed that the problems are fixed. People reported that they couldn't send emails via Gmail and upload files to Drive, with thousands of reports on DownDetector.com. Google itself noted on its G Suite Status Dashboard that there were additional problems with Docs, Meet, Chat, Keep, Groups, Slides, Sites, and Voice.

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Google Drive’s built-in document scanner gets a Material Design facelift

While there are a ton of apps that let you make a nice clean PDF file from your physical documents, or save a digital copy of your receipts, why dig through third-party apps when there's a scanner built right into Drive? For one, the Google app comes pre-installed in nearly all Android phones, so you don’t need to download anything extra, and it’s a one-stop solution to scan and directly upload the file to Drive. Following the Drive app's Material makeover, Google is now introducing a similar iconography for its scanning interface.

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Spike in uploads to Google Drive is slowing down video processing

While many people are hunkering down for the next couple of weeks, it's a great opportunity to do some spring cleaning of your home, computers, and other gadgets. At least that's something I've been trying to do, but maybe you're just kicking back with a game and binge watching a show you've been meaning to catch up on. As it turns out, quite a few people are putting Google Drive to the test as uploads have evidently spiked and are now causing slower than usual processing time for videos.

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Google Drive passes 5 billion installs on the Play Store

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Google Docs now offers document approval requests and reviews in beta

In business environments, it's pretty common for employees to have to get a higher-up's approval on documents. Google Drive never offered a legitimate way to keep track of who's approved what, but that's changing starting today. G Suite users can now join a beta that will allow them to request and review Docs, Sheets, and Slides approvals.

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Google Drive and Docs on the web add support for Burmese and Welsh

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Latest Drive beta lets you share docs with non-Google account holders

Easy collaboration is a key strength of Google Drive, allowing multiple users to view, comment on, and suggests edits to documents. Until now, it's only been possible to share a Doc, Sheet, or Slide with someone who has a Google account. A new Drive beta feature is going to change that.

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