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Google’s making it easier to access shared files in Drive

Google Drive has picked up a new skill that should make it easier than ever to access content shared by other users.

Big G started rolling out a new algorithm earlier this week that makes it easier to access content shared by other Drive users – taking advantage of artificial intelligence to surface the files you’re most likely to access at a specific time of day.

But that’s not all it does. The revamped algorithm also reorganises the all-too-popular Shared with Me section of Drive, grouping Quick Access content under the name of the person who shared it, instead of the date it was first shared.

So how does that work in practice? Well, if you open a number of documents owned by John Doe every Wednesday, the algorithm will spot the trend and proceed to present them under Doe’s name in the Quick Access section each week.

“The predictions will improve as the system learns how it’s used,” explained Google. “We’re also working on more features which will use artificial intelligence and machine learning to make it easier to find files in Drive,” it added.

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