Google Drive is getting ready to beta test new search filters, which should make it easier to discover the exact file you’re looking for. The addition, dubbed “search chips,” adds a line of filters to the top of the Drive interface, allowing you to narrow your search by file type, last modification date, or which other users are linked to a certain file.
There are some search filtering options in Google Drive already, but they’re minimal and hidden in a submenu in the search bar. The new search chips, on the other hand, are prominently displayed and appear to give a greater range of filtering choices. Gmail launched a similar function early last year.
Google is encouraging interested consumers to this sign-up form if they want to check out the new Drive search chips beta. All Google Workspace users, including G Suite Basic and Business clients, will soon have access to search chips.