Google has taken a small step for online document sharing, but a giant leap for people who like to share with the introduction of shared folders in Google Docs.
The feature, as the name suggests, will allow users to share folders with other users on Google Docs. The shared folders mean that documents will no longer have to be manually shared, with users able to set up shared folders for collaborative, ongoing sharing.
Folders can be shared on an edit or view only access, giving a level of control currently available through single document sharing.
Google has also announced support for uploading multiple files, which it pitches as “simplifying the process of transferring documents from your desktop to the cloud.”
Access to the features should be available to all Google Docs users by the end of October 12 US time.