Google wants to make it easier for users to access their Drive content when offline. The company is currently testing a new feature that will allow users to access their cloud files when not connected to the internet. While this tool has been available to Chrome users for some time, it is now better. Google is testing the ability to view all files types offline, including the standard Docs, Sheets, and Slides files that were supported before. Offline mode on Drive was previously only available for G Suite users. With the upcoming improvement, any Gmail user on Chrome will have access to the feature. “Today, users can use Chrome to make Docs, Sheets and Slides files available offline.” Google explains on the official Drive beta page. “This beta feature lets users mark PDFs, images, Microsoft Office files, [and more] (collectively referred to as ‘binary content') available offline using Google Drive File Stream. It helps users who are traveling or have unreliable data networks to access important content.”
Google Testing Drive Feature for Accessing Files Offline
Google wants Drive users to access their cloud files anywhere and offline. The company is testing a new feature similar to Microsoft OneDrive Files On Demand.