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Google splits the Drive app, document editing now requires individual apps to be downloaded

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Google Drive : Updated

In a latest update released for iOS and coming soon for Android, Google has split the Drive app into standalone apps.

Drive users may not be pleased with the latest iOS update of Google Drive. In the new update, in order to edit the documents, individual apps are required to be downloaded. Editing can not be done simply from the Drive app, as was the case earlier.

When you go to edit a document in Drive, the app now prompts you to download one of the standalone apps if you haven’t already. You can get the apps on Google Play [Docs] [Sheets] and in the App Store [Docs] [Sheets]. If you don’t have time now, over the next few days you’ll be prompted to download the apps when you go to edit or create a document or spreadsheet in your Drive app. Slides will be coming soon.


The good news that comes with this update is the ability to edit offline. The apps come with offline support built in, so you can easily view, edit and create files without an Internet connection.


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