Google wants to increase productivity with machine-learning-enabled characteristics in G Suite applications. This is through a fresh “Priority” homepage in Google Drive that surfaces your most appropriate files and customizable “Workspaces.” It will be accessible for all G Suite editions in the coming days after beta and company launches last year.
On the web, “Priority” first appears on “My Files” or shared drives in the navigation drawer, but users need to set it manually to become the default homepage. A scrollable carousel is at the top of this fresh chapter, showing items that have lately been commented on, edited, or share demands.
Each item is depicted as a pre-view card and notes what is anticipated of you. Inline buttons enable you to act rapidly to see the complete thread or open preferences for sharing. Google wants its smarts and organisation to save time when browsing and searching compared to the traditional user-organized directory and document view.
“Workspaces” are next, with Drive grouping files that you often open in tandem automatically. ML is used to smartly list associated records, such as weekly meetings records and active projects. Google will suggest workspaces where users can manually add files to “Add to Workspace” by right-clicking. You can also generate your own groupings readily.
Priority becomes the first Android and iOS tab, with carousels at the top for that feed and Workspaces. The ML-powered function left beta back in March for clients of G Suite Basic, Business, and Enterprise. Google announced on Cloud Next 2018 priorities and workspaces last July.
It is now rolling out to the other three editions of the G Suite— Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits— which were originally excluded in March. The complete internet rollout began yesterday and is expected to be complete by the end of this week. It is going to be on for all accounts by default.