The “Team Drives” feature of Google Drive will be renamed to “shared drives.” on the web, Android, and iOS. This will impact:
- Google Drive shortcuts: Any desktop shortcuts that link to content inside of shared drives, formerly Team Drives, will need to be updated.
- Drive File Stream: Beginning on May 31, 2019, with the Drive File Stream version 31 release, “Team Drives” will be renamed to “shared drives” in the Drive File Stream navigation. This may require you to update settings on your devices.
Why it’s changing
This change will not impact Team Drives functionality; it is simply a name change. According to Google, “Our users have told us that they use Team Drives for a lot more than sharing within teams, so “shared drives” makes it easier to understand how you could use them.”