Google Drive is already one of the most widely-used cloud
storage platforms available to users, but the search giant is planning to
further the usability of the same come next month.
While the said platform enabled you to backup required
files and photos to the cloud, there has always been a certain limitation to
the process and content you can take back up, store securely and procure it
from anywhere through Google’s data servers.
But, Google Drive has now decided to take the final step
forward to introduce a completely new and reinvented tool which backs up your
entire hard drive or specific folders you choose to the cloud and keeps them in
sync across all the devices. This will further add to the safety of your data,
which is available via the cloud at all times.
Called the Backup and Sync tool, this is the latest
iteration of Google Drive’s desktop app for PC or Mac and allows the consumer
to sync the desktop, documents, and even other specific locations to the cloud.
The new backup tool also comes integrated with Google Photos desktop uploader
app, making it easier to sync your photos (memories) from a single location.
Google, in the official G Suite blog post, mentions that
the new Backup and Sync is intended for the general masses, who should go ahead
and download the new tool from the official website once it’s released on June
28. The company is recommending G Suite to stick with Drive desktop app to
manage their cloud files instead of downloading the new backup tool. And they
have a pretty solid reason for them to wait, they say, “We recommend that our G
Suite customers continue to use Drive for Mac/PC until our new
enterprise-focused solution, Drive File Stream (currently in EAP), is made
generally available to all G Suite Basic, Business, Enterprise, Education, and
Nonprofit domains later this year.”
There is presently no word on how the new Google Drive
and Google Photos replacement will work and enable us to backup almost everything
available on our systems. We should expect to learn more about the tool when
the app officially launches but it probably will enable you to open and edit
some file types using its complimentary tools within the Drive itself. It has
also not been clarified if the basic storage plans are being changed or they
still start at 15GB, which will be full almost instantly.