Google Back­up and Sync Comes to Mac and Windows


Google has launched the Backup and sync app for Google Photos and Google Drive on Mac and Windows PC which will ease the process of backing up files on your computer.

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Google Drive

What Backup and Sync essentially does is store content from your computer in Google Drive — making it easier to store photos and videos from your phone, SD card, pen drive and camera.

The new backup and sync app provides a singular medium to upload and backup your photos to Google Cloud and replaces the two older apps — Google Photos desktop and Google Drive.

“Today we’re introducing Backup and Sync. It’s a simpler, speedier and more reliable way to protect the files and photos that mean the most to you,” Google wrote in its blog post.

When the Backup and Sync app was first announced last month, the company maintained that the app is built with focus towards mass consumers and organisations using Drive for Mac and PC should continue to do so until their ‘enterprise-focused solution’, Drive File Stream, goes live.

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“Backup and Sync is an app for Mac and PC that backs up files and photos safely in Google Drive and Google Potos, so they’re no longer trapped on your computer and other devices. Just choose the folder you want to backup, and we’ll take care of the rest,” the company added.

Users will be able to change their download and upload rates, quality of the image being uploaded to the cloud and will also be given the option of upgrading their cloud storage for a fee.

Cloud has gained considerable popularity as it decreases the clutter on your computer’s hard drive as well as your desk by diminishing the need to keep an external storage unit.

With cloud-based backup gaining popularity, both among consumers and organisations, major tech companies including Google, Microsoft and Amazon have been racing towards gaining more ground in the cloud storage, especially for enterprises.

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