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Google has added a new page to the left navigation bar in Google Drive. This is Priority, a page that uses machine learning to display files that may be needed for current tasks. Priority also has workspaces to organize files.

With Priority, the most important files must be displayed in one place. Those files are identified by machine learning, Google reports in a blog post. These are high-priority files for working.

When you open the page, the files are displayed along with messages and suggested actions. It is possible to respond directly to the messages from Drive and open complete documents. As a result, less time should be spent searching for content.


All files on the Priority page are organized in so-called workspaces. This makes it possible to collect a set of files that are still being worked on. Adding files to a workspace does not change where they are stored or what permissions are given.

Drive can use artificial intelligence to suggest files to be placed in the workspace. It is also possible to add them manually.

The entire Priority page is now available as a beta function.

Comparable functions

Google previously brought similar features to Drive. For example, two years ago it unveiled the Quick Access function. In doing so, Google anticipates searches and shows its first suspicions on the main screen. This is before the actual search is carried out. In their own words, this user saves 50 percent of their time.

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