Slightly behind schedule than the original launch date, June 28, Google has today finally released Backup and Sync for PC and Mac. The new app from Google is designed to streamline the way users backup their files and photos online.
Now, users need only one application to save and sync their files instead of the traditional combo of the Google Photos uploader and Google Drive. With Google Backup and Sync, users can conveniently select all the folders that they wish to be automatically backed up to the cloud and Google will safely store everything online.
This means that there is no longer the need of having to move all the important files in a specific, dedicated Google Drive folder, as any location anywhere on the user’s PC or Mac will do. This will prove extremely helpful in scenarios where users want to save photos and files from multiple locations like desktop folders, SD cards, cameras, external hard drives, etc. on their Google Drive. With all this in mind, there might be an increased need for more than the free 15GB of data storage that Google provides.
For several users, this update has been long overdue as it is arguably much more practical to have one client instead of two separate apps uploading files and photos to the exact same cloud destination. The new app is also said to improve the stability and functionality of Google Drive and comes with a brand new and redesigned dashboard.
Backup and Sync is now available for Google Photos and Google Drive across both Mac and PC, while Linux users will have to go without. You can find additional information on how Backup and Sync works on the Google Help Center.
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