Google's Files Go app updated with faster search experience

The update makes it easier to locate duplicate files.
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Google has updated its Files Go app with three new features.

Google has updated its Files Go app with three new features.

Tech giant Google has updated its Files Go app with three new features. The app has facilitated faster files search as well as locate duplicate files for their removal. The update comes weeks after the search giant integrated Google Drive backup support to the Files Go app. Google said the update is based on, “based on feedback we’ve heard over the last three months.”

File Go will enable users to access instant results, search history, autocomplete and filters.

File Go will enable users to access instant results, search history, autocomplete and filters.

Via Files Go, users should be able to search for files on their phone just like they search the internet. The company said that via its app, it is bringing it’s expertise at search—including instant results, search history, autocomplete and filters—to file management. So this means, when users open the Files tab, they will be able to tap the search icon and find all of their files on their phone in a split second. But most importantly, it works offline as well.

Alongside the enhanced search offering, the new Files Go version is aimed to let users easily locate all the duplicate files stored on their device. What this means is that the users will be able to remove duplicate files and free up space with total ease than the previous version. “People have told us that they’d like to see where these files are located on the phone before they get deleted. So now when Files Go suggests duplicate files for removal, you can long press on the thumbnail, tap the “i” icon and see the location of the file,” Google said in it blog.

The third new feature lets users to remove photos and videos that have been backed up in Google Photos. The app automatically detects and suggests backed up media files for deletion so as to to free up more space.

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Users can now experience the new changes by installing the Files Go app (version 1.0.189786363). The app is 7MB in size and is available for download on Google Play.