Google will soon start rolling out some improvements to search in Google Drive. These updates are designed to make it easier to find the file you're looking for faster. Now, from the search box, you can narrow you search to a file type, like PDF, text file, video, or image. These improvements will be making their way to the web, along with the Google Drive apps for Android and iOS.
The primary enhancements coming to Google Drive search are as follows:
- Narrow your search to a file type from the search box on Android, iOS, and the web.
- Open advanced search instantly from the search box.
- Access recent files or search Drive from the home screen using 3D Touch on iOS.
- Search Drive using the iOS search bar without opening the Drive app.
Users will also be able to access advanced search right from the search bar, quickly expanding their parameters to exactly what they need. You can also search by shared files by file owner. These improvements will be rolling out to Google Drive in the next few weeks.