Google Update PC Drive With Bandwidth Control Feature And Better Syncing Information


Google Drive is one of the Google services which is always growing in popularity and usability. With the continued rise in devices like Chromebooks, online storage becomes even more essential and who better to turn than to Google. Not to mention, if you had purchased a Chromebook recently, you might have managed to get hold of that free 1TB Google Drive storage, which is a great deal. Well, either way, if you use Google Drive then today it seems Google have begun rolling out a new update to make your Drive experience a little more functional and easier. In particular. this latest update comes with two really neat features.

The first feature worth noting, is that Drive has changed the way the status menu is displayed. As such now, when you are uploading files (syncing) to the cloud all files will display a check mark next to them so you know what is up and what is not like in the example image shown below. Not to mention the files will display the syncing information to make sure you are aware of its status easily. To add to this, if you intend to share one of the files you are syncing, Google have improved the way this can be done by offering the ability to share a file just by hovering over it. Following on from this, the second feature coming to Drive is the ability to control the bandwidth being used by Drive. This will be a very welcomed solution to those users who often upload massive files which drain heavily on their bandwidth. With the new control, you will be able to lower the amount of bandwidth being used by Drive and therefore allowing the bandwidth to be freed up so you can continue with whatever else you are doing at the same time.


As always with these updates, they are rolling out in a staged progression so although it was announced and the roll-out started today, you should not necessarily expect it today. Either way, though the roll-out is occurring and will land for your Drive soon. What do you think of the changes? Let us know.


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