Google has declared it would now allow the users to access PDFs, images and Office files while they’re offline.
With a view to change & upscale the dynamics of the application, Google Drive aims to offer assistance for offline mode. In its latest post, Google has declared it would now allow the users to access PDFs, images and Office files while they’re offline. Users would require to first mark the files to be made available offline to use the feature.
The update may have been added recently but the company-initiated beta testing the ‘offline’ feature since 2019. It enabled users to mark non-Google file types to be made available offline when using Google Drive on the web. All users can take benefit of this feature.
Created by Google – Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which was launched on April 24, 2012. It allows users with the features of storing files in the cloud, synchronizing files across devices, and sharing files. Along with a web interface, Google Drive allows apps with offline capabilities for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, Windows and macOS computers. Google Drive comprises of Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Google Slides that enables editing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms. Google Drive stores the Files which are created and edited through the Google Docs suite.
As per the norms by Google, one must first install Windows to obtain the same on Personal Computers. Google has notified that to use the facility, Google Drive for the desktop app on Mac or Windows must be installed first. Also, one should enable the “Offline” path option in Drive settings on the web. Once the user is done with the set-up process, right-clicking on a supported file will show an “Available offline” option.
Google Workspace customers, Cloud Identity Free, Cloud Identity Premium, G Suite Basic and Business customers will be availed with the benefit of the new feature. Google is also enabling for personal accounts.