Google has just launched a new app, Files Go that helps to free space, find files faster and share them with others. Files Go is now globally available on the Google Play Store for all phones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher.

Millions of smartphone users all over the world run out of storage space, especially with the barrel of images, videos and apps that are being downloaded everyday.

Files Go solves storage problems with four key features:

  • Freeing up space. Files Go offers personalised suggestions about which files to delete, whether it’s unused apps, large files, duplicate files or low resolution videos. Files Go also uses Google’s latest Mobile Vision technology to detect memes.
  • Finding files faster. With Files Go, users no longer have to navigate through a maze of folders to find files. Files Go’s smart filters automatically organise images, videos, apps, documents, and more to make it easy to find different kinds of media.
  • Backup files to the cloud. If users are unsure whether they want to delete a file forever, they can select it from the Files menu and easily back it up to Google Drive or any other cloud storage app.
  • Share files offline. Users can transfer files directly from their phone to a nearby phone through Files Go. The file transfers are encrypted, fast (up to 125 Mbps) and don’t use any mobile data.

After testing the app, Google discovered that 1gb worth of storage space can be saved by an average user in the first month.

Smartphone manufacturers like Nokia Mobile, Panasonic, Micromax, Lava, Intex, Karbonn Mobiles, and Xolo will offer Files Go as a pre-installed app on select 2018 models. According to Google, Files Go will also be available on the suite of apps on the upcoming Android Oreo (Go edition) phones scheduled for sale in early 2018.