Previously, trashed items would be retained indefinitely until the trash was emptied by the user.
"Any files already in a user's trash on October 13, 2020 will remain there for 30 days. After the 30-day period, files that have been in the trash for longer than 30 days will begin to be automatically deleted," Google added.
This change matches the policies of other G Suite products and services, such as Gmail.
According to the company, this will help ensure behaviour is consistent and predictable for users across G Suite products, and will help make sure that items users trash are actually deleted as expected.
As this policy takes effect, Google will show a banner to users with details of the change.
"The policy change will take effect regardless of whether a user sees or acknowledges the banner. We will be showing in-app notifications in Drive and in our Editors products (Google Docs and Google Forms) starting September 29," Google informed.
Admins can still restore items deleted from a user's trash for up to 25 days for active users.
"Files in shared drives' trash are already automatically deleted after 30 days. Items in trash will still continue to consume quota," Google said.
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