Google's AirDrop-like Files Go returns to the Play Store

12 November, 2017, 02:53 | Author: Julian Harrison
  • Google's AirDrop-like Files Go returns to the Play Store

Google already includes a cleanup utility in their Google Photos app, but this is much broader in choices and functionality. From there, you will be told to: "Ask your friend to open the Files Go app and tap receive".

It's easy to see why so many people were duped into downloading the fake app. The fake 'Update WhatsApp Messenger App' showed up in Google's official Android store, and was was even labeled as having been made by WhatsApp Inc, the now Facebook-owned maker of the genuine messaging app. The app isnt finished, and may freeze when you try to refresh the apps home screen. We havent tested this feature yet, so do let us know if it works. Instead of continuing to keep quiet about its plans, as before, it instead opened up Files Go to beta testers who want to get a first look ahead of the public launch. It's more concerned with helping you find files and delete them than helping you organize your system.

If you hadn't noticed, the whole theme of the app is efficiency - whether that's sending files, freeing up space or ensuring that you don't have a whole bunch of apps installed that you never use.

Once you've given Files Go the required access permission, you will be guided through a few additional steps.

But tucked away at the bottom is a "send" and "receive" option for transferring files between devices. Files Go is clearly meant to rival Apple's AirDrop. Once connected, the recipient can also send files to the original sender.




Earlier this week, news emerged that Google was in the early stages of testing a new app called Files Go.

Do you need Google Files Go? .

Yes, there is. Unfortunately for Google, it's turned out to be quite a common problem, and they regularly have to clean up fake and malicious apps from the Play Store.

Android user's with their device running Android 5.0 or above can download the app from the Play Store now.

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