Improvements to PDF, Microsoft Office, image file previewing in Google Drive on web

The Google Drive preview feature is a way to quickly preview files you’d typically open in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, or photo editors. Available in Gmail, Inbox, and Google Drive, previewing a file is a useful and fast experience and works across a wide range of files. Starting this week, we’re rolling out some improvements to the preview feature to make it simpler and easier to use:

  • Cleaner interface: Buttons and toolbars stay out of the way when you’re not using them.

  • Spreadsheet zooming support: If you preview spreadsheet files in Drive, you can now zoom in and out to inspect specific cells. This complements earlier launched improvements where we added support for frozen rows and columns, and the ability to switch between sheets.

  • Simpler zooming for document files: Zoom buttons are now easier to find and make images and documents larger than you could before.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in 2 weeks

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility)

All end users

Change management suggested/FYI

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