Google is rolling out a new feature for its Drive users. This feature will allow users to easily copy and paste files across the entire drive, hence eliminating the need to manually copy a file by right-clicking on the mouse. Keep reading to learn more about the new Google Drive feature, how it works and when it will be available to users.
Adds copy/paste shortcuts to Google Drive
Going forward, users will be able to use familiar keyboard shortcuts such as Ctrl + C, Ctrl + X and Ctrl + V to copy, cut and paste files in Google Drive for the web. This feature will save users time by allowing users to copy one or more files and move them to new locations on disk and across multiple tables with fewer clicks. Additionally, when users copy a file, the link and title of the file will also be copied so that they can paste it into a document, email, or Google Docs.
Ctrl+C and Ctrl+Shift+V will also create shortcuts, to help users easily organize files in multiple locations without necessarily creating duplicate files. Last but not least, users can open files or folders in a new tab by using Ctrl+Enter, allowing them to view multiple files at once. Google has mentioned that the feature will be rolled out in two phases – Rapid Release domains will get the feature within three days from May 26, 2022. Scheduled release domains will get this feature in three days from June 1, 2022.
Google Drive first rolled out new features
In related news, Google has released a new feature for Google Docs users. This feature will allow users to select multiple text fields at once, increasing their overall efficiency. As mentioned in the official release, users can now make multiple text selections at once and apply actions like delete, copy, paste or format across sections.
This will speed up formatting and editing of documents by eliminating the need to make repetitive changes and increasing their overall productivity. Users will not need to enable the feature – it will be available by default. Additionally, this feature will be available to all Google Workspace customers as well as older G Suite Basic and Business customers.