Google drops update for Google Drive in Play Store [APK Download]

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Google has started rolling out an update to the Google Drive Android app that brings drag and drop functionality for moving files around. Previously users had to rely on drop-down menus. Once the new app is installed, users should be greeted by a new pop-up screen that explains how it works.

Users can select one or multiple files to move. A little bubble will appear near the bottom of the screen showing how many files have been selected. While the bubble is visible, you can move around your Drive to other folders as the bubble is floating above the Drive app. When ready to move the files, you just drag this bubble into the folder where you want the files. You can also perform some other actions like starring the files or pinning them.

The update includes some slight tweaks to the navigation menu, making the header image more consistent with other Google apps in the way it presents account information. The update brings the new change to Incoming making it Shared with me that many have noted in the desktop browser when accessing Drive.

If you do not want to wait for the update to rollout to your account, you can download and install the APK using the link below.

Current Google Drive

Updated Google Drive

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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina and possesses the CAPM credential from PMI. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3 along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.


  • Erik Sala

    Just a n00b question here: If I install from an apk file, will I get future updates from the Google Playstore?

    • Guillaume

      Yes

      • Erik Sala

        Thank you.