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How to use Google Drive offline?

How to use Google Drive offline?

duration/ Google Drive is one of the most popular cloud storage platforms. Part of the productivity apps offered by Google, it allows users to backup, sync, and access files on different devices. It is also a popular tool used to share files, photos, PDFs, and other documents.

Another additional feature is that multiple users can work on the same file at the same time, and Google recently announced an important update for Google Drive. Access documents and some files even without the Internet.

And for those unaware, Google began beta testing of Drive’s offline mode in 2019, enabling users to access documents offline when using Google Drive on the web, and the feature is now getting improvements and being rolled out to a wider audience, here’s all the essential What you need to know about using this feature:-

How to access Google Drive files offline (without internet)?

To get started, users have to download the Google Drive desktop app to their laptops, for files they want to access offline, users will have to mark them as ‘Available offline’ in Drive web settings.

“When you mark these files as available offline, you can easily open these files from your browser even when you are not connected to the Internet,” Google says.

What files can be accessed offline?

According to the blog post, the feature will work with non-Google file types like PDFs, images, and Microsoft Office files. On the other hand, ChromeOS users can use the easily accessible Files app on their Chromebook to select Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files to be available When not connected to the Internet.

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This simplified access eliminates the need to open Google Drive or Google Docs to select files to make them available offline.

Is the offline feature available to all Google Drive users?

The offline Google Drive feature is available to all Google Workspace customers as well as Cloud Identity Free, Cloud Identity Premium, G Suite Basic, and Business customers, and is available on personal accounts as well. Windows and Mac users can use this feature.