Google has just officially announced their new Files Go app for Android — previously available in beta. Files Go is a more efficient way to manage files and storage on your device. With this recent release (and update), Google has added a few more features to improve usage with the app.
The first of the three new features is File Search. Just like browsing the internet, you’re now able to search for files on your phone. Google has included their backend features to help with Search; things like instant results, search history, autocomplete and filters. Whenever you open the ‘Files’ tab now, you should see the option to search at the top.
Next up is the ability to show the location of duplicate files. Deleting duplicates files isn’t new to the app but instead seeing where the copies exist before removal. When you try to remove duplicates now, you should see and tap on the small ‘i’ icon and then Files Go will list the other locations.
Lastly, Google has added functionality to allow Files Go to work seamlessly with Google Photos. The app can now detect when photos and videos are backed up to Google Photos and suggest for you to delete the files and free up some space.
All of these features should work offline, so no worrying about data usage with this app. If you’re interested, you can click on the link below to download Files Go to your device today.