The Verge’s report suggests that the company has already started prepping up to test a new search filter called ‘Search filter chips’. The new search chip search filter will add a new set of options at the top of the Google Drive interface giving users the option to narrow down the search based on file type, last modification date, users associated with the particular file.
As mentioned, Google Drive already has search filtres that gives users the option to specify their search based on word, date, time, contact and more. However, they are hidden within the search bar and required. The new filter chips are more readily available and accessible for users and offer more extensive search filter options.
Those unaware, the similar search filter chip was added to Gmail last year and we are expecting to see a similar implementation on Google Drive as well.
Meanwhile, if you are planning to give this new search filter chips a try, Google is asking users to fill up a sign-up form ( here)
The Verge has also reported that the feature will eventually roll out to Google Workspace users including G Suite Basic and Business users.