Google Drive News: Google’s cloud storage solution, Google Drive, has received a brand new design on the desktop. The new design offers users more options.
About a week ago, search engine and technology giant Google announced its new Google Drive application for desktop, which will combine the existing Backup and Sync application and the Drive File Stream application. The new design included many features such as multiple account support, Google Photos backup. Today, Google has started making the app available to both consumers and business users.
The new Drive for desktop will provide a unified experience and include the best features from both legacy apps. Google, which has not made a breakthrough in cloud storage solutions in recent years, will now offer users a more functional experience thanks to its new design.
The new Google Drive is more functional
With the updated Drive app, you can upload and sync photos and videos to Google Photos and Google Drive. You can sync external storage devices to the cloud, including flash drives and external hard drives. You can get faster access to your content that stores your files on your local device. Google’s innovations are not limited to this.
In the next few weeks, Google will inform existing Backup and Sync users to switch to Google Drive for Desktop. The timeline is below.
Starting July 19, 2021: Backup & Sync will support a guided stream to help users transition to Drive for desktop.
Starting August 18, 2021: All users still using Backup and Sync will start receiving in-product notifications asking them to switch to Drive for desktop.
From October 1, 2021: Users who are still in Backup and Sync after this point will no longer be able to log into Backup and Sync. To continue syncing with Drive and/or Google Photos, users must switch to Drive for desktop.
In order to use Google’s new features, it will be enough to update the application. It should be noted that the application has new features on both Windows and macOS.