What you need to know

  • Google is introducing a new update for videos uploaded to Drive, allowing them to adapt playback quality based on network speed.
  • All new videos uploaded to Drive will utilize the new feature, and existing videos are slated for an update by the end of the year.
  • Google is also elevating Drive’s search experience on iOS with new filters, with plans for an Android rollout later.

Google is dropping a fresh update for Drive on mobile that will automatically adjust video quality to make load times way snappier.

Although Google Drive’s video player seems like a distant cousin of YouTube’s, you’ve probably felt the struggle when trying to stream videos on the platform. It’s not exactly a smooth ride—videos take ages to kick off, and buffering feels like a snail’s pace.

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