Google has rolled out a new update for its Drive, that will now let users to pick Docs, Sheets and Slide files to edit offline. Google, in a blog post said that this will make it easy for individuals to work anywhere, anytime, even when they don’t have an Internet connection.
“Once an individual user has enabled offline access in Google Drive, a subset of their Docs, Sheets, and Slides files are synced to their computer or device,” Google said.
“With this launch, we’ll allow end users to choose the specific files they want to make available for offline access when they’re working in a Chrome browser on their desktop computer,” it added.
The company explained that specific files are synced to a users’ device based on various criteria but mainly on recency. Users will need to simply visit the Docs, Sheets, or Slides home screen and switch on the Available offline switch in order to use the feature. The Available offline option can be found in the file’s overflow menu.
Google recently announced a new feature that lets users on Mac and desktop to select which folders or sub-folders they want to sync to Drive. The folders that a users deselects, or choose not to sync will removed from their desktop but still be available on the Google Drive. The feature will roll out in the coming weeks.