Allow Drive file suggestions in Chrome Browser

This feature is available with the G Suite Enterprise, Enterprise for Education, or Business editions. Compare editions

As a G Suite administrator for your organization, you can let your users see Google Drive file suggestions when they search using Chrome Browser. If a user is signed in to their G Suite account, they can search for Drive files, even ones they haven't previously opened in Chrome.

To allow the search feature, it must be turned on in the Google Admin console (by default it’s turned on). Then, your users can control their own search settings in Chrome.

Turn on Drive suggestions for Chrome Browser

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenG Suiteand thenDrive and Docs.
  3. Click Features and Applications.
  4. Under Surface file suggestions in Google Chrome, select Allow Google Drive file suggestions for signed in users whenever a search is performed.
  5. Click Save.

Tell your users how to manage Drive file suggestions

When you enable file suggestions for your domain, users who sign in to a Chrome profile with a domain account (if enabled) can turn Drive file searches on or off in Chrome Browser. If you disable the feature for your domain, users cannot modify their own settings.

  1. Open Chrome Browser and go to More More and thenSettings.
  2. Under People, click Sync.
  3. Turn on or off Google Drive search suggestions.

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