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Files by Google may soon get "Trash" option to let you restore deleted files

03 December 2020 0

Files by Google has received a new update that brings a lot of improvements. But, looks like there are still some features that haven’t been activated yet and they will only surface at a certain period of time

According to what is observed by the folks over at XDA Developers, the latest version 1.0.345 also bears the strings of a new menu item called “Trash” to help users restore deleted files. Publication’s Editor-in-Chief, Mishaal Rahman was able to enable this new feature manually. A screenshot is also available that shows how the UI of this new feature looks like.


The new “Trash” feature is a menu item, so you know where to find it when available. It is listed inside the menu that can be accessed by tapping on the hamburger menu icon in the top left corner. Tapping on the “Trash” option opens up an entirely new page that lists all the deleted files in reverse chronological order. There is also a hint provided on the top of this list – “Any file that has been in Trash for 30 days will be permanently deleted.” The page also includes two buttons at the bottom to restore or permanently delete selected files. On the top-right, there is also a button to toggle between list and grid view.

We expect Google will activate this “Trash” feature via any new update of the Files app in the near future.

The latest version of Files by Google (v. 1.0.345) otherwise brings improvements to the audio player for enhanced background playback, file grouping for an easier browsing experience, and screenshot cleaning to help users detect and delete old screenshots.

Files by Google | Android | Play Store, Free


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