Google announces Files To Go, takes on ShareIt

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The app was briefly listed as an unreleased app on Google Play, with users required to enter an early access programme for testing. The main UI shows an overview of the storage situation on the phone.

Google has announced a new Files To Go app to share and manage files on Android. For those of you with 128GB phones, this may not be something you care about, but if you have a phone like the Moto X4 pictured above, this is exactly the type of app that could come in handy. It will recommend you to remove duplicate files, clear App Cache, clear Junk Files etc.Apart from this, you will also get quick shortcut to WhatsApp Media and Downloaded Files.

If you decide to download Files Go you'll find that most of its features are actually focused on saving space on your smartphone.

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Download Files Go from the Play Store and agree to the beta's terms. Even though Google seems to be working on such app doesn't mean that it will be launched at all. To create a connection, your friend should open the Files Go app and tap "Receive" under the Files tab. No complains here, nevertheless, as the app is still in beta testing phase so we hope Google can improve the stability. Due to the word Go in the name, it's also being speculated that Files Go might be a part of Google's Android Go initiative.

One major feature of the app is the file transfer, which uses Bluetooth connectivity. The app itself is 5.41MB, which means it is not as big as other file sharing apps like Xender.

Besides, the Files Go app lists all the apps that are unused on your device from the last four weeks. We are not sure when this app will be available for all users. When it does though, we will be the first to let you know. But, if you want, those can be disabled in the Settings menu, which, right now, doesn't have a ton of options that you can play with.