Google Drive API release notes

This page contains release notes for features and updates to the Drive API. We recommend that Drive API developers periodically check this list for any new announcements.

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January 26, 2024

You can now get a list of the user's installed apps in v3, with information about each app's supported MIME types, file extensions, and other details.

The apps resource represents a user's list of installed apps and it supports the following methods:

  • Get a specific installed app.

  • List all the installed apps.

January 24, 2024

Each user can have up to 500 million items that were created by that account, no matter where those items reside. Previously, users could create an unlimited number of items in Drive.

November 21, 2023

A user's My Drive can't contain more than 100 levels of nested folders. Previously, folders in My Drive could be at an unlimited depth.

July 24, 2023

A new content restriction parameter that only the file owner can modify (ownerRestricted) was added.

In addition, three capabilities were added:

  • capabilities.canModifyEditorContentRestriction
  • capabilities.canModifyOwnerContentRestriction
  • capabilities.canRemoveContentRestriction

For details, see Protect file content.

The capabilities.canModifyContentRestriction parameter was deprecated.

March 10, 2013

The Google Drive API is now generally available.