2/22 Search chips in Google Drive help refine search results and surface important files faster

Modified on Fri, 23 Dec 2022 at 02:33 PM

15.2.2022 | Google Drive

New search chips in Google Drive makes it easier to find relevant files faster and eliminates the need to perform multiple searches or sort through irrelevant results. 

When searching in Drive, users often use a few key words to try and locate the file they’re looking for, such as “marketing plan” or “sales report,” which may return results that are too broad. 

Now, after a query is entered, users can use search chips to surface more relevant results based on: 

  • File type, such as a Google Doc, PDF, or image 

  • People 

  • Location, such as a shared drive or specific folder 

  • When the document was last modified File titles only 

  • Shared labels 

  • Tasks 

Additionally, you’ll also notice various other improvements: 

  • You'll see spelling suggestions along with search chips 

  • You can clear search chips on their own, or together with the query 

  • Additional date options for the “Last modified” chip 

Availability: All customers

Timeline: Gradual rollout starting on February 15, 2022

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