Google celebrates 100 million Files users with a couple of new features

Google's Files Go app, which helps users manage their phone storage and clean up unnecessary clutter, started as a project aimed at users whose phones have low storage, such as those in emerging markets where high-end phones are out of reach for many people. However, the app can be useful for anyone who's more conscious about how much storage is being taken up on their device, and Google even decided to remove the Go branding from the app, renaming it to Files by Google.

Today, the Mountain View giant is celebrating 100 million monthly users of the Files app, with Google saying that users around the world collectively clean up 8GB of unnecessary files per second, on average. In light of the milestone, a couple of improvements are being brought to the app.

The first is, of course, a dark theme, which is becoming more common among Google apps on Android now that the next version of the OS is set to include a system-wide setting for it.

The second is a basic music player built into the app. You can open audio files and use playback controls such as skipping tracks, rewinding, or fast-forwarding. It'll keep playing in the background, too. It's not a full-fledged music player, but it does have some core functionality that might make it possible for some users to no longer need a separate music player.

If you haven't yet, you can download Files by Google from the Play Store. The new features should be making their way to all users in the coming days if they aren't yet.

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