Google is rolling out a new update for cloud storage service Drive that could save users a lot of time and hassle.
The update introduces the ability to use copy, cut, and paste shortcuts – Ctrl + C, Ctrl + X, and Ctrl + V (and macOS equivalents) – to transfer files Among google drive folders more easily.
“This saves you time by letting you copy one or more files and move them to new locations in Drive, and across multiple tabs, with fewer clicks,” Google explained in a blog post. blog post announcing the changes.
Copy and paste from Google Drive
As a side effect of the transition to remote services and hybrid workmany knowledge workers now rely on a greater volume of documents and spreadsheets collaborate effectively, which manage cloud storage some difficulty.
This was especially the case in the previous Google Drive system, whereby users would have to rely on clunky “Move To” or drag-and-drop mechanics to move multiple files between locations.
However, with the introduction of keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste, restoring order to a bunch of files and folders should be a bit easier.
As explained in the blog post, copying a file to Google Drive will also capture a link, which can be pasted into a document or E-mail as an easy way to share content with co-workers or external partners.
Another feature included with the update is the ability to use the Ctrl + Enter shortcut to open files or folders in a new browser tab, which provides an easy way to launch multiple files at once or switch files between two folders.
The Google Drive update is now rolling out to workers whose companies have opted to receive features in early access. The rest of us should see the update take effect in the first week of June.