Google Updates Drive App, Gif Support Is Now Included

Gif images are one of the internet's most interesting wonders. Sometimes they're good, sometimes they're bad, and sometimes they just plain shouldn't even exist. No matter what your stance is on Gif images, Google wants you to have access to them within the Google Drive app. Yes, finally Google Drive supports Gifs and we can all get to enjoying and storing every single Gif that passes through the cloud on our Google accounts. Gif image support is not the only thing to come with this new Drive app update though.

The update also adds in a new home screen widget to the list of Drive widgets that are already available. It'll take up a 1x1 area on your home screen wherever you decide to place it, and it opens up a window for you to complete faster document scans should you have the need. This is of course considering that you even use Google Drive to do scans in the first place. Other than those two minor changes, the only other thing you may or may not notice with the app update is the standard fare of "bug fixes" to help improve the overall experience with the app.

So there you have it, the Drive update adds in only a couple small features and changes, but like most things in this regard, even the small changes can mean big things to some. If you find yourself needing an easier, quicker way to get to the scan option for documents in Google Drive, you have a tiny 1x1 widget you can use at your disposal. This app update is live as of now but as per usual the update won't be showing up for everyone right away. The updates will continue to hit the Play Store for individual google accounts and instead of waiting for your notification to pop up in the status bar, you can always go check the Play Store manually in the "my apps" section. Is anyone super excited about the new adds to the Drive app? Or are you reserving your excitement for an update that has a little more to give? If you would rather bypass the wait for the update to push out to you, you can grab the apk file from this download link, which is appropriately stored in... Google Drive.

Source: Android Police

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