Are you one of millions who use Google Drive everyday to back up and synchronize your files across your PCs and phones? Unfortunately if you are, Google has released some bad news because in three months, Google will officially take down the Google Drive App.
Google announced last July 12 this year that they will be replacing Google Drive with a new app called, “Backup And Sync” which basically does the same thing as Google Drive but adds in more files. Last September 7, Google detailed its transition plan saying that they will stop supporting Google Drive on December 11 and completely shut it down on March 12, 2018.
The new feature about the app is Google’s software synchronize files you’ve stored on your desktop or your documents folders and make all your photos part of Google photos too.
This also reflects the growing importance of cloud-based services. In bygone days, your files were anchored to a single computing device, but with services like Google Backup and Sync, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive and Apple iCloud, your PC or phone is becoming just the tool you happen to be using to edit a photo, write a letter or share a tweet. That’s handy especially if you lose your laptop or break your phone.
“Backup And Sync” app is available today on App Store and Google Play. You can download it now so that you won’t have to go through the transition from Google Drive to Backup and Sync. Though it’s a hassle for some of us to do, let’s just think about this as something better and easier to use to look forward to.