Google Drive users that have wanted to save documents, media and other files off-line will be pleased to know that Google has now made this option available in Chrome. Rolled out as a beta release the off-line storage facility allows you to store PDFs, images, Microsoft Office documents, and other non-Google files for offline access using Google Drive on Chrome.
The new and highly requested feature enables Google Drive users can access their important non-Google files in an offline setting, like when they’re traveling or when there’s poor internet connectivity. To apply to this beta, you must enable Drive File Stream use and installation for your domain, and enable offline for the domain and devices. Any admins who opted into the Alpha for offline for Docs, Sheets, and Slides will automatically be whitelisted for this beta.
“Today, users can use Chrome to make Docs, Sheets and Slides files available offline. This beta feature lets users mark PDFs, images, Microsoft Office files etc (collectively referred to as “binary content”) available offline using Google Drive File Stream. It helps users who are traveling or have unreliable data networks to access important content. “