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Google Docs Getting a Makeover as Google Drive?

Word on the streets is that search giant Google is all set to rebrand Google Docs, its massively popular online document service, into a hard drive in the cloud.

The reports about the company planning on a renovation in the service surfaced after Johannes Wigand - a prominent blogger and social media consultant captured and posted a blurry screenshot of what seemed to be a new version of Google Docs, called Drive, on the Web.

According to Wigand, the screen had appeared only for a few seconds during “an event powered by Google”.

The screenshot captured and posted by Wigand, however, was almost identical to the existing layout of Google Docs. But on a closer look, it becomes vividly clear that Google changed the word “Docs” on the upper left-hand corner of the screen to “Drive”.

In addition to that, the folder menu has also undergone a bit of changes - the new menu was called “My Google Drive”, thus replacing the previous “My Collections”.

“Expect Google Drive to reside at drive.google.com (not live yet). It’s not clear how docs.google.com (the current home of Docs) will be used - perhaps as the home of the word processor app or maybe it will just redirect,” TechCrunch (opens in new tab) reports.

Following is the blurred image courtesy of TechCrunch (opens in new tab):

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