Google Drive’s New Homepage: The Future of File Management?

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  • Google is conducting tests on a new Drive homepage for the web that aims to automatically display the most relevant files and folders for users.
  • Currently, users are presented with the “My Drive” list or grid view, resembling a traditional file system. The new “Home” page is being tested and appears before My Drive in the sidebar.
  • The Home page features two feeds at the top. The “Suggested” feed offers documents that Google Drive deems relevant to the user, with a column explaining the reason for the recommendation, such as recent activity or file location.
  • Users can switch between suggested files and folders, and additional filters are available.
  • The second feed, “Activity,” displays recent files and folders with access requests or recent comments, allowing users to quickly grant access through inline actions. The new homepage is currently being tested with a group of users, and if users don’t prefer it, they can revert to My Drive. Workspace users already have access to the “Priority” view.