Google Drive for iOS Gets 3D Touch and Multitasking Features

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Old 25-Nov-2015
Google Drive for iOS Gets 3D Touch and Multitasking Features

More apps are now embracing 3D Touch, a flagship feature Apple introduced with iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. After Facebook, Dropbox, WhatsApp, and Waze among other apps enabling support for the feature, Google has updated Drive, a productivity suite to add support for 3D Touch, as well as support for multitasking features.

The company updated Drive for iOS to version 4.4 to add 3D Touch functionality. Apple's new smartphones come with a pressure sensitive display that recognises the amount of pressure a user puts with a finger and triggers options accordingly. A hard-press on an app icon, or an icon inside the app, gives users a set of contextual actions without opening an app.

Drive offers users the ability to quickly upload photos, or make a search for content stored, when pressed hard on the app icon. The app is also getting the ability to receive push notifications whenever a user receives a new file. In addition, the changelog notes that Drive now works with Spotlight, which means that you will be able to look for your Drive files right from the homescreen.

The Drive v4.4 for iOS is interestingly also adding support for Split View and Slide Over multitasking features, according to a report. These features will allow you to open the app on one part of the screen, right next to another app, and also let you drag and drop data from other apps.

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