Chromebook And Zip Files? You Can Now View Them on Google Docs

If you ever downloaded ZIP files or RAR files on your Chromebook or any Chromium OS device, the “Unsupported file type” error would have made you unhappy. Now with a latest update to the Google Docs viewer, you can view contents of a Zip or Rar file online.

Cloud is getting better.

chrome news  Chromebook And Zip Files? You Can Now View Them on Google Docs

Downloading files that you only need to preview can create unnecessary clutter on your computer. While you can already use the Google Docs Viewer to view over 15 different file types without downloading them, today we’ve added support for archive file types ZIP and RAR. Now, if someone sends you a ZIP or RAR file in Gmail, you’ll be able to view its contents from within your browser by clicking on View.

chrome news  Chromebook And Zip Files? You Can Now View Them on Google Docs

So this resolves one more issue that Chromebook users were facing when switching to the Cloud. Any happy campers here ?

via Google Docs Blog.

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