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Google Drive And Other Apps To Add Expiration Date

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Google is planning on including expiration dates in its Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides that may let users control the amount of files in its system. The change by Google is reportedly part of the Information Rights Management (IRM) announced last July, according to AusDroid.

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The tech company is supposedly ?extending control? with the new addition of the expiration dates, which Google explained will be useful for any companies to share its documents with the third party, according to 9to5Google.

Google stated that the IRM will let you cancel or limit all types of duplicating from the advanced sharing menu.

Here is an instruction on how to use the feature, according to Google:

?To enable this feature, open the sharing dialogue from any Google document, spreadsheet, presentation, or other file in Drive on the web and click on Advanced in the lower right hand corner. Check the ?Disable options to download, print, and copy for commenters and viewers? box and click Save changes. This functionality is also available through API.?

Notes to remember from Google:

  • This feature can be enabled by file owners only, and on the web only;
  • Once this feature is enabled, all entry points for downloading, printing, and copying will be removed from Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides on all platforms;
  • Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations for which this feature has been enabled will show a notification at the top of the File and Edit menus.

The addition of expiration dates to Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides is set to launch in the next 2-3 months with Google Apps users getting the new feature in the late second quarter of 2016, AusDroid reported.

Is the inclusion of expiration for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides a good move for the tech company? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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