Google Drive now displays warning banners to warn users of suspicious files.

Google has announced a new update that adds warning banners to Google Drive to warn users of suspicious files to improve security. The same resource was previously announced at Google Cloud Next 2021 and will display a warning banner when opening Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drawings.

With this update, Google Drive also received additional security measures to protect against offensive content and behavior. Now, when a user opens a potentially dangerous or suspicious file in Google Drive, the company “displays a warning banner to protect them and their organization from ransomware, phishing, and malware.” The warning banner also informs users that the suspicious file “could be used to steal your personal information.”

Google also mentioned that there are no administrative controls or end user settings for this feature, and that it will be enabled by default. This feature is currently being rolled out in stages and will be available to Google Workspace, G Suite Basic, and Business users over the next 15 days.