Google Drive adds a new “Document Scanner” feature for iOS - The new update is rolling out to iPhone and iPad users now

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If you happen to have an iPhone or an iPad, this news might excite you. Today, Google announced that Google Drive will now feature a built-in document scanner. That said, what should you know about it?

For your information, you can access this feature by tapping on the new camera FAB (Floating Action Button). The FAB button is located above the “plus” button in the bottom-right corner. Doing so will launch a viewfinder that will automatically scan the document. Plus, there is a manual capture button on the bottom of the UI for your convenience.

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In addition, this new camera button “helps you position your document for the highest quality scan”. It also supports back-to-back shots for multi-page documents. You can adjust the boundaries (Crop, rotate and so forth) by tapping on the “preview” button in the bottom-left corner. You can also apply filters to your scans. That includes Color, Grayscale, Black and white, and Photo.

Finally, you can tap “Save” to keep your documents. Interestingly, Google will use machine learning to suggest a relevant title for the US region. As expected, you can choose the location to save your files in. Besides the date, Google Drive can also identify if the scanned document is a receipt and locate the store.

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If you are interested, this update is rolling out now (version 4.2023.46227) for “all Google Workspace customers and users with personal Google Accounts.” You might want to get it as soon as possible.

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