Search filters are a new Google Drive feature that will be available to all users of the service in the near future. It provides users with advanced options for searching files on network storage, allowing you to set filters to sort by location, file type, last modified date, people, tasks, and general tags.
Search filters can be used to sort the results in more detail after the user types a word in the Google Drive search bar. New filters “Location”, “File type”, “People”, etc. appear right below the search bar. By adjusting the search conditions with these filters, you can easily find the files you are looking for in the cloud storage.
Previously, additional Google Drive search filters were placed on a drop-down tab built into the search bar. Now they have become one of the main interface elements, but the filters only appear when the user enters a search query. This approach should make interacting with the service more comfortable and find the right files faster. Google Drive’s new search filters have reportedly been tested with a limited number of users since last November and have now been made available to the public.
Note that in 2020 Google added similar filters to Gmail, its email service. They are similarly placed and will help you find the emails you need quickly. Obviously, this feature will be just as useful in Google Drive since not all users regularly organize and sort files in cloud storage.