Starting soon, you’ll be able to rely on Google Drive to back up your computer. On Wednesday Google released a blog post and just to get the feels of how Google Drive plays a crucial role in our lives, check this out –

 

On June 28th, 2017, we will launch Backup and Sync from Google, a tool intended to help everyday users back up files and photos from their computers, so they’re safe and accessible from anywhere. Backup and Sync is the latest version of Google Drive for Mac/PC, which is now integrated with the Google Photos desktop uploader. As such, it will respect any current Drive for Mac/PC settings in the Admin console. – Google

source: Google

Launch Details

Release track:
Available for download starting on June 28th, 2017

Editions:
Available to all G Suite editions

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

Google Drive now allows cloud storage services with the latest version of Backup and Sync

 

More Information

(Note that these articles will not go live or be updated until Backup and Sync launches on June 28th. Please check back on June 28th for more information.)
Help Center: Install Google Drive for Mac/PC
Help Center: Back up and sync files with Google Drive
Help Center: Delete and restore files in Google Drive
Help Center: Fix problems syncing to your computer
Help Center: Stop syncing Google Drive files with Backup and Sync 

Hence, it’s a pretty smart move by Google and a pretty handy utility. There have been requests for Dropbox to add something like this for ages, and it’s yet to get around to it. Luckily Drive came to the rescue, people have always had to store files directly in the app’s local folder. For anyone looking for a bit more flexibility in their syncing apps, Google seems like it’s about to become the winning option!

For more details, check out the resources below starting on June 28th. If you’re interested in trying Drive File Stream, sign up for the Early Adopter Program (EAP) today. – Google

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