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Google Drive home page gets revamped! Here is how users will benefit from the change

Google Drive home page has changed and users will find it much easier to organize their files and folders. Know what’s new coming to the Google Drive app.

| Updated on: Nov 29 2023, 13:34 IST
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1/6 At the Google for India 2023 event, the tech giant announced multiple India-centric announcements, ranging from AI, online safety, accessibility to small businesses, to Pixel phones. Google also launched 5 different lending products in India for both consumers and merchants by collaborating with banks and NBFCs. These credit services are aimed at addressing the credit gap in India. (Shaurya/HT Tech)
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2/6 Earlier this year, Google Pay added the facility to add Rupay credit cards to the app, and using them to seamlessly make payments via UPI.  Extending this functionality further, in collaboration with its PSP ICICI Bank, users can now avail credit lines from banks on UPI, and use it to make payments via Google Pay in the same way that they would with a UPI payment.  (Shaurya/HT Tech)
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3/6 Personal loans have been available on Google Pay for the last few years in collaboration with its partner DMI Finance. This portfolio is expanding with Axis Bank making its personal loans available on Google Pay, with more partners to follow shortly.  (Shaurya/HT Tech)
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4/6 Expanding the portfolio of merchant loans: On the merchant side, Google announced its new partnership with ICICI Bank and seamless repeat loans powered by Indifi.  (Shaurya/HT Tech)
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5/6 Merchants often require smaller ticket loans and simpler repayment options. To address this, Google Pay is enabling on its platform, sachet loans in collaboration with DMI Finance. These start as low as Rs. 15000 and can be repaid with easy repayment options starting at just Rs. 111. This offering is aimed at bringing ease and convenience to SMBs.  (Shaurya/HT Tech)
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6/6 Google Pay is enabling a credit line for merchants in partnership with ePayLater. This product will help solve the working capital requirements of merchants. Merchants can use this line across all online and offline distributors to buy their stock and supplies and grow their business.  (Shaurya/HT Tech)
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Check out the new Google Drive homepage view with a revamped design and enhanced personalization. (Google)

Google Drive is one of the most important cloud tools that enables users to store their most important files, photos, videos, folders, and more without having to worry about losing anything. In recent months, Google Drive has received various tweaks and improvements to meet the users' expectations such as a new interface for the document scanner, e-signatures, and more. Now, Google Drive will get a new view for its homepage with the aim of improving personalisation and easy file organization. Know what's new coming to the Google Drive home page.

The new Google Drive home page view

According to Google's blog post report, Google Drive will soon get more new features that enable users to easily find their files and folders. Earlier, Google Drive received a new view where all of their recent activity, comments, and approvals were visible in one place. Now, users will see more changes in the app's homepage which aims to improve users' experience. The new features are introduced to “accelerate user productivity across new views,” said Google.

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Google Drive introduced a revamped homepage called “Home” which will improve the accessibility of crucial documents faster and easier. The Home will be integrated with machine learning algorithms which will enable users to get personalized file and folder suggestions. Additionally, with the help of filter chips, you can streamline your research and easily find suggested files with type, people, modified date, or location. Google also introduced, a “more modern design inline with Google Material Design 3 guidelines that helps you navigate across Drive much more efficiently.”

Now, when users open Google Drive, they will be directed to Home instead of ‘My Drive.' Additionally, users will also be given the freedom to bring the “My Drive” homepage back. Google reported that the extended roll of the new homepage view will begin on January 11, 2024. So, users will have to wait a few more weeks to get their hands on the new Google Drive feature. Both Android and iOS mobile app users will be getting the new Google Drive home page view.

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First Published Date: 29 Nov, 13:33 IST