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By 13 October 2009 | Categories: news

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Google have finally released an update to Google Docs that lets users share folders of documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

Google announced the change in a blog post by Product Manager Vijay Bangaru on Monday stating, “[t]he biggest update is the introduction of shared folders -- far and away the most requested Google Docs feature. Shared folders work how you would expect them to and we hope they will make it easier for teams and groups to collaborate on documents together.”

The most convenient bit about sharing folders is that you are able to create a single folder which controls the file permissions of all documents in the folder. So if you share documents on a regular basis with the same groups of people there’s no longer a need to invite them to share each and every document separately.

Google have also updated the look of the interface, making it a little cleaner with a few button and colour changes as well as an improved “Move to” dialog. While the improvements are small the share folder feature should greatly improve the collaborative benefits of Google Docs.

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