Take a Look at the New Google Drive

Google Drive has a new layout that you can opt into right now by going to your Google Drive settings and selecting ‘Experience the New Drive’.

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Two big changes were made to the Google Drive menu. The big red Create button has been replaced by the big red New button. You’ll also notice the upload icon is missing. You can still upload files and folders, but you’ll find those choices after you click the new button.

The other change is that Shared with Me has been replaced by the word Incoming. Any files that you do not own will appear under incoming.


The Incoming section will show an icon of the person sending you the file next to its name. You’ll have the choice to download it, add the file to My Drive, etc.  The vertical three dots symbol means ‘more actions’ in Google Drive. That button gives you quick access to making a copy of the file, starring it, etc.

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For more about the New Google Drive, watch the short video below.

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2 thoughts on “Take a Look at the New Google Drive

  1. Thanks!! Appreciate the heads up! 🙂

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