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Google Drive for iOS updated with 3D Touch functionality

by SowmyaNovember 26, 2015

Google has updated Drive for iOS to the new 4.4 version which now supports 3D Touch functionality, the new feature introduced by Apple in its new smartphones which offers a pressure sensitive display.It has updated its Drive app on iOS with a handful of notable new features and enhancements

With the new feature, the Google Drive app will bring up two pop ups, one for which is to upload photos and second  to search the content on the Drive. The update is now available via the App store.

Next, the update adds the ability to receive push notifications whenever a new file is shared with you. Also, searching through Spotlight in iOS will now bring up files you have saved in Drive, allowing you to easily jump to it without first having to open to open the app.

In other features, the update will now notifies users if someone shares a new file with you along with the ability to find files  in Drive from iOS Search, as well as open them directly from within search results. The update also brings in Split View and Slide Over multitasking for the iPad and iPad Pro.

In addition to these new features, iPhone and iPad users can enjoy better integration of Drive with other apps. Users can add photos, documents and other stuff to Drive by uploading content from other iOS apps. Users can also access and share custom maps created with Google My Maps. This feature is available to both iOS and Android users as well.

Finally, version 4.4 of Google Drive for iOS adds support for Split View and Slide Over multitasking on iPad and iPad Pro.While these features aren’t mentioned in the changelog of the update, they appear to be new in this version. Now, while using Drive on an iPad, you can have the app running on part or half of your display while another app occupies the rest of it.


Likewise,Amazon video for iOS has also been updated with support for 3D Touch, Slide Over, and Picture in Picture support. The update also optimizes the app for iPad Pro and introduces auto-play for your binge-watching habits.

Finally,Microsoft’s One Drive app has been updated with 3D Touch support, as well. Now, pressing on the app icon with more pressure will offer the ability to quickly access your most recent files.




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