Google’s Files Go has seen plenty of improvements since its initial release and today, Google has added a bunch more which they say was based on user feedback. Three new additions stand out as highlights for the storage management utility.
- File search: You should be able to search for files on your phone just like you search the internet. Files Go is now bringing Google’s expertise at search—including instant results, search history, autocomplete and filters—to file management. Now, when you open the Files tab, you can tap the search icon and find all of your files on your phone in a split second. And best of all, it works offline.
- Show the location of duplicates: From the start, Files Go has made it easy to free up space by removing duplicate files, but 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.
- Remove backed up photos and videos: Files Go now works seamlessly with Google Photos. Once your photos and videos are safely backed up in Google Photos, Files Go can detect that and prompt you to delete those files so you free up more space.
The new additions are pretty awesome for those looking to clear some space or just do an overall clean up of device storage but it’s still not a full blown file management app meaning, you’re still likely going to want to use Files Go in conjunction with another app if you’re looking to round out the experience. The update is live now on the Google Play Store.