Google has been rebranding some of its apps and services lately, with the most recent being Project Fi becoming Google Fi. Files Go, a comprehensive file and storage management app for developing countries (no internet connection required) is becoming Files by Google as of November 8th, with no changes to the core experience. The user interface has been updated, but the major change is simply the name.
Files by Google allows users with limited storage and mobile data to free up space, find files quickly and share them with others, even offline. Launched last December, Files Go has quickly grown with over 30 million users in countries like India, Brazil and Nigeria. Google realized that users with flagship phones and 4G connections were also using the app, so the decision to rebrand the app for a wider audience was made.
The app is both user friendly and fun. For example, when files are cleared out, the app will explain what you’ve freed up room for – a few more selfies or perhaps an entire movie. It’s not just another boring, by-the-numbers file manager. You can download Files by Google here.