Google Drive’s New Search Filters Make It Easier to Find What You Need

Main Image
  • Like
  • Comment
  • Share

Searching for something is often quicker than browsing through numerous folders and scrolling through files. While Google Drive has offered a search feature since its inception, enhancements are always welcome. 

The latest update to Google Drive allows users to use more search filters to help them find exactly what they need. It introduces three new filters—Owner, Last Modified, and File Type.

The Owner filter displays large bubbles below the file type and last modified filters, making it easy for users to see who owns the files they are searching for. This can be helpful in collaborative environments where multiple users contribute to the same Google Drive.

The File Type filter allows users to narrow down their search to specific types of files such as Documents, PDFs, Photos & Images, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Folders, and Archives. 

File Type and Owner Filters in Google Drive

Finally, the Last Modified filter allows users to filter files based on when they were last modified. While users can currently filter by Today, Tomorrow, and the Last 7 Days, there is unfortunately no option to select a specific date. We hope that Google will add this functionality in future updates to make the feature even more versatile and useful.

Last Modified and Owner Filters in Google Drive

ALSO READ: 2024 iPad Air Roundup: Release Date, Screen Size, Upgraded Processor, And More

One thing that I didn’t like about the new search filters is that they are displayed in a single row (that is scrollable), which does not give away for an intuitive design. 

Again, we hope that Google will consider separating the File Type and Last Modified filters into two rows and possibly allowing users to choose a specific date for the last modified filter, making the interface more user-friendly.

Nevertheless, the new search filters in Google Drive are a welcome addition, making it easier for users to find the files they need. The update is available to all Google Workspace users, as well as those with personal Google accounts. 

The update has been rolled out on the web ( as well the mobile apps. If you are using Android, go ahead and install the latest update from the Google Play Store.

update Google Drive

ALSO READ: Adobe Express With Generative AI Capabilities Launched For Android And iOS: Check Availability And Price Here

You can follow Smartprix on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and Google News. Visit for the most recent newsreviews, and tech guides

Mehtab AnsariMehtab Ansari
Mehtab Ansari is a tech enthusiast who also has a great passion in writing. During his two years of career, he has covered news, features, and evergreen content on multiple platforms. Apart from keeping a close eye on emerging tech developments, he likes spending time at the gym.

Related Articles

ImageExclusive: Samsung Galaxy Watch7 Ultra 5K Renders; Say Hello to Squarish Design

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch series is one of the most popular WearOS watches on the market. The Galaxy Watch Classic series, though, has a separate fanbase due to its elegant design and, most prominently, the rotating bezel. We’re happy to report that Samsung is continuing the Classic series with the Galaxy Watch7 Ultra, but with a …

ImageNew WhatsApp Features In Development: Channel Forwarding And Filter For Status Updates

In the last couple of days, the Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has been experimenting with several features. Usually, most of them make it to a stable app version, but even if they don’t make it immediately, they are rolled out eventually. WhatsApp updates tracker, WABetaInfo, keeps a record of all these features. Here’s every new …

ImageHow to delete all unwanted WhatsApp photos, videos & other media files at once

WhatsApp is one of the most popular and widely used messaging apps of today’s times. The app is used to not only communicate but also share photos, videos, audio, documents, GIFs, and more. The app keeps rolling out new features every week to improve usability, increase security and make the experience even more fun. However, …

ImageFinding Messages On WhatsApp Becomes Easier With Three New Chat Filters

The Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has launched a new chat filters feature. The feature helps users get to a specific category of messages. For instance, if someone wants to check the unread messages, they can do so by tapping the chat filter at the top of the screen. Similarly, two more categories make navigating …

ImageGoogle Maps New Update: Find EV Charging Stations and Navigate with Clarity

Google Maps has been a go-to for many travelers and commuters. It constantly evolves to make navigation smoother. In its latest update, Google Maps introduces two exciting features to enhance your journey. Firstly, finding charging stations is now a breeze for electric vehicle (EV) owners. With the new update, Google Maps displays the locations of …


Be the first to leave a comment.