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Google re­cently added three new fea­tures to its Files Go app. It now works with Google Pho­tos, lets you search for in­di­vid­ual files on your de­vice by file name or ex­ten­sion, and lo­cates du­pli­cate files on your de­vice.

Open the app ( www.snipca.com/ 27630), then tap the Stor­age tab. You’ll see a mes­sage prompt­ing you to delete any pho­tos and videos on your de­vice that you’ve al­ready backed up to Google Pho­tos ( www.snipca.com/27633). Tap the op­tion, then tap ‘Free Up XX MB/GB’ to con­firm.

To search for spe­cific files or file types, tap the Files tab at the bot­tom of the app, then type a file name or for­mat in the search bar (see screen­shot be­low). You’ll see all the rel­e­vant files in a list with fur­ther tabs you can use to nar­row your se­lec­tion. To see pre­views of the files, click the six-tile icon at the top right. Tap and hold any file you want to delete un­til it is ticked. Now se­lect any other files you want to delete, then tap the bin icon to re­move them in one go.

To find any du­pli­cate files, click the Stor­age tab, scroll down to ‘Du­pli­cate files’, then tap ‘Free Up XX MB/GB’. You’ll see tiles rep­re­sent­ing all du­pli­cate files on your de­vice. Long-press any item to open a new sec­tion that re­veals where the orig­i­nal and du­pli­cate file is stored on your de­vice - spe­cific de­vice folder or mi­crosd card, for ex­am­ple.

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