Published: Thu, November 09, 2017
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Google extends Files Go offline sharing app beta to more users

Google extends Files Go offline sharing app beta to more users

That void is likely to be filled soon thanks to a brand new file management tool from Google called the Google Files Go. The app was being tested as a pilot app on some Android devices a while back as part of the Early Access Program.

Since Androids aren't Apple products and can't use AirDrop, Google's app may not overlap with Apple's file-sharing feature. There's a storage tab to show users how much space is available on their device, and a files tab that groups content into different types, like images, video, and audio.

As you dive into the various sections, you can then filter the files by source for easier discovery, access, or deletion.

Always be on your guard, and if you see an app breaking the rules, you can report it to Google Play via this online form. But more than just a transfer protocol between Android devices, it could potentially work for sending files from an Android device to a Chromebook and vice versa, especially now that Chromebooks run Android apps. It recommends apps that aren't used often for removal, helps get rid of "spam and duplicate images" and helps users find everything on their phones by file type. "We have nothing specific to announce at this time". In fact, it was also noted by one Reddit user that in the Google Play Store the update included the official WhatsApp logo and had a high user rating of 4.2 stars. This app is both a storage management app and a way you can quickly transfer files using a wireless option.


Comparatively, Apple's AirDrop does not need any additional apps to transfer files between devices. Let us know what you think of the app! . With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggled on two devices, files can be transferred effortlessly.

In a statement on November 6, a Google representative said the Whatsapp version with over a million downloads, has been deleted from the store. Google also set up a new app review procedure to pinpoint violators as early as possible.

The bogus WhatsApp application was spotted late last week on Google Play, looking for all the world like the real thing, and appearing to be developed by WhatsApp Inc, the messaging app's genuine developers.

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