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Google Drive is already a fantastic cloud storage service. It’s about to get better because Google is adding a new feature that’ll let you put labels on your files. With this feature, you’ll be able to keep your stuff organized, which will make finding the files you want easier.

Currently, Google Drive labels are beta. Administrators can apply for the Drive labels beta program if they’re signed up in Google Workspace under the Business Standard and Plus; Enterprise; Education Standard and Plus; G Suite Business; Essentials editions. Google hasn’t outlined when the feature will come to normal Drive users, but hopefully, it doesn’t take too long, as the feature is quite helpful.

Google described labels on the Google Workspace Learning Center, “Labels are metadata you define to help you organize, find, and apply policy to items in Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Drive labels are useful for many common workplace scenarios for organizing files, including: record management, classification, structured finding, workflow, reporting, auditing, and more.”

Each file can have five different labels applied to it, which adds to the flexibility it brings to the table.

Once you have labels on your files, you can actually search for them, providing you with another valuable way to sort through and find the things you need in Google Drive.

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