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Google Drive iOS Update Takes Advantage of Touch ID

by Jacob Kleinman | November 7, 2014November 7, 2014 7:30 am PDT

One of the best parts of iOS 8 is that it opens up Touch ID to third-party developers. We’ve already seen apps like 1Password and Dropbox take advantage of Apple’s fingerprint reader to add an extra layer of security, and now Google Drive is doing the same thing.

Google pushed out an update for its cloud storage service on Thursday, adding Touch ID support along with a handful of other improvements. Moving forward, you’ll be able to lock down the app on any Apple device that comes with a built-in fingerprint reader and is running iOS 8. That includes the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3.

Google added the ability to open from or save to Drive while inside other apps, though that’s restricted to iOS 8 as well. You’ll also be able to save videos to the cloud from your mobile device. Finally, Google says the update includes the usual bug fixes and performance improvements that should keep things running smoothly.

You can download the latest version of Google Drive for free now via the source link below.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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