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Google Drive Adds New Activity Stream Feature

by Brandon Russell | January 14, 2014January 14, 2014 8:00 pm PST

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Google is making its popular cloud storage service, Drive, a little more transparent and comprehensive. The search giant on Tuesday announced a new activity stream option, allowing folks to see who has changed a specific file, and when; if you’re constantly using Drive as a collaboration tool, this will make it much easier to monitor who did what.

The service itself isn’t changing all that much, though users will not notice a little information button at the top that allows them to review every action taken on files and folders; it’s almost like a news feed, but for your files.

Google Drive’s new activity stream feature isn’t unlike other activity stream options found in competing services such as Dropbox, but that doesn’t make it any less useful and welcome. Being able to see what file was edited last, and by who, in a single pane will ensure users get a smooth collaboration experience. Google also said it’s easier to filter your activity stream; simply select a file or folder, and your stream will change to show relevant information to that document or image.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...