Google has just bestowed its Drive app on iOS with an update which enables it to take full advantage of the 3D Touch panel which has made its way onto the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus handsets from Apple. Lots of apps have been receiving this feature over the past few weeks, and this release adds one more to the list.
The 3D Touch option allows iPhone users to press harder on their screens to access newer functions. For Google Drive, tapping on its icon will open the app, but pressing hard on it will open a menu offering shortcuts to two of its most basic functions.
While one among them is ‘Upload Photos,’ the other is ‘Search.’ Additionally, users of Drive will finally be able to find and open files using iOS Search. They will now also get notifications for new files shared with them.
As pointed out by 9to5Mac, this fresh version of Google Drive comes with the Split View and Slide Over multitasking support for the new iPads. So, Apple tablet users have a lot to look forward to as well.
The newly launched iPhone 6S and 6S Plus come with a long list of features that are made possible by their 3D Touch panels. While this functionality was only being exploited by Apple’s very own apps at launch, a lot of third-party apps like WhatsApp and Facebook have started taking advantage of it as well.
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And now with Google Drive having embraced 3D Touch, we can expect other applications from the company to follow suit soon. The newest version of the said app can be downloaded now through the Apple App Store.