Updates to the Google Drive scanner on Android & iOS devices

What’s changing

For years, users have had the ability to scan physical documents, such as a receipt or passport, using the Google Drive app on Android devices. And earlier this year, we added additional functionality to recommend relevant title suggestions for scanned documents by leveraging machine learning.
Today, we’re introducing additional enhancements to the Drive scanner on Android devices, which now powers the Google Pixel camera and includes improvements to the scanner experience when capturing content. Specifically, you’ll notice:
Automatic capture to help you get the best scan quickly Camera viewfinder that helps you position your document for the highest quality scan The option to import from your camera roll A faster way to initialize a scan with a new scanner button

We’re also expanding the Google Drive scanner and title suggestion feature to iOS devices. Now, when using your iOS phone or tablet, you can easily scan and digitally organize physical documents, crop them if needed, and receive relevant title suggestions based on machine learning.

Getting started

Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. End users: Open the Drive app on your Android device > scan a document via the camera icon or scan a document via the Scan button under the “+” icon > assess/adjust the automatic cropping > scan multiple pages in a session (if needed) > apply filters > save to Drive. Open the Drive app on your iOS device > scan a document via the camera icon or scan a document via the Scan button under the “+” icon > > scan multiple pages in a session (if needed) > click on scan to apply filters or crop as needed > save to Drive. Note: Title suggestions are only available in the US. Visit the Help Center to learn more about scanning documents with Google Drive. 

Rollout pace

Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains: Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility) starting on November 28, 2023 Android:
 This feature is now available


Available to all Google Workspace customers and users with personal Google Accounts