If you are a regular visitor to Androidworld, you know that Google is paying a lot of attention to gadgets with Android 12. All Google apps are getting new widgets and Google Drive He is next in line. This is what the piece looks like.
New Google Drive widget
We’ve seen a lot of new Android 12 gadgets come and go, Google lately Almost complete overview Of all the variants posted in Material You style. Google Drive now also has a new tool, which can be found in version 2.21.417.3.90 of the app.
Although the tool looks very simple, it is packed with features. The main part of the tool contains a list of five files. These are the five most recently modified files from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Clicking on the file will open the associated app. At the top there is a search field that allows you to search directly in Drive, because the keyboard will also open immediately.
If you wish, you can enlarge the widget so that it takes up the entire screen. With this format, you don’t have to scroll that far to get to the right file. Overall, the tool runs very smoothly and quickly, and it can also be found on phones running Android 11. Google is introducing the new tool remotely, so it definitely wouldn’t hurt to have a look at the tools on your phone. While you’re at it, take a look at a profile The new Google Maps tool and the New Google Weather Tools.
What are the widgets?
You can see the widget as an extension of an app installed on your phone. Gadgets come in all shapes and sizes and display information without opening the corresponding application.
This is how you put such a widget on your home screen:
- Tap and hold an empty area on the home screen
- Click on Widgets
- Press and hold on the widget
- Drag the tool to the desired position and remove your finger from the screen
Here’s how to change the tool’s size:
- Tap and hold a widget on the home screen
- Remove your finger from the screen. If the tool can be resized, you will see a frame with dots on the sides
- Drag the points to resize the tool
- When done, click anywhere outside the tool
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