Many of us are relying on Cloud services when it comes to sharing important information or getting work done with Google Drive being the perfect example of that. On the downside of things, Cloud services can be quite annoying when they don’t allow users to access a certain file that they need because their smartphone or laptop doesn’t have access to a stable internet connection.
Fortunately, it looks like Google’s developers are aware of this problem and they have created a special offline mode for Documents, Slides and Spreadsheets. Now, things are only going to get better because Google’s developers are testing a couple of new features for the offline mode that are going to make it possible for users to offline save PDFs, images.
Google Drive Offline Mode is Getting Improved
The Android parent has opened the beta program for Google Drive which is going to make it possible for users to access the new offline mode features. However, G Suite organizations are the only ones which are allowed to apply for the beta program. This means that regular Google Drive users will not get to test out the new offline mod features.
In addition, those who do get accepted in the beta program can only access the new offline mode features for Google Drive while using Google Chrome. Not just that, but beta users are required to manually enable the offline mode from within the Drive or the Docs “Settings” panel which can only be done after signing in with an approved account that is associated with a G Suite organization.
Even though the beta program for Google Drive is limited to a small number of people, it’s still great to see that the Android parent is bringing lots of improvements to the offline mode of Google Drive. Let’s hope that the new offline mode features roll out to the public faster than expected.