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How to use Google Drive

Work smarter with the new Priority page in Google Drive

You can access the Priority page from the left-hand navigation panel in Google Drive. The idea is to make accessing your most important files easier and helps you work more efficiently. 

Features you’ll see on the Priority page:

Priority

  • Here you’ll see the documents Google thinks are most relevant to you right now. These machine-learning-powered suggestions are based on various signals from your activity. On each suggested document, you can also take actions in line, without navigating to the doc in question, like replying to a comment or reviewing recent edits.

Workspaces: 

  • In Workspaces, you’ll be able to see intelligent suggestions of related content to group together for easier access— like multiple files related to the same project. 
  • You can also create your own personalized Workspaces collecting any files you have access to, including content stored in your My Drive and various Shared Drives (formally Team Drives). 
  • If users would like to make Priority their default home page, they can do so in their settings, which is accessible via the gear icon in the upper righthand corner.
  • Right-click on any file and select Add to Workspace to dynamically group files as you work.

 

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Shared Drives Known Issues

The following limitations and known issues apply to the current release:

  • You can't store some file types in shared drives, including (but not limited to):
    • Google Maps
    • Google Photos
    • Some virtual file types, such as App Maker apps
    • Files owned by other domains
  • You can only add external users as a shared drives member if they have a Google Account associated with their email address. To resolve this, users can create a Google Account with their existing email
  • Hidden shared drives still appear in Drive File Stream on users’ desktop computers.
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