Google has announced that it is expanding the offline capability of the Drive service. In a recent blog post, the company revealed that it is beta testing a new feature of Drive that will allow users to save non-Google files like non-Google files like PDFs, images, and Microsoft Office documents for offline access.
If you have used Google Drive to meet your needs, then you might already know that Google’s files such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files already come with the feature. However, in case you want to edit other files, you will need to have access to internet which can be problematic if you are in an area with unstable internet connection. As a result, the search engine giant has revealed that it will be expanding its offline access feature to other file systems.
In case you are interested in testing out the feature, you will need to apply for inclusion in the beta program . After you have been selected, you can enable the offline option in the Drive or Docs settings and sign in to your account associated with your G Suite organization as seen above. Although the feature is available for G Suite customer only at the moment, it’s more than likely that other users will get the feature in the coming months.