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[News] Google Drive is Ending Support For its Desktop Apps: Here is What You Should Do !!

2018-05-01 15:06:54
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HI MI FANS,


Today I’m back with yet another interesting tech news. On May 12, Google is ending support for its Google Drive software for Windows and macOS (the change was originally scheduled for March 12 but has been pushed back). Let’s see more about this tech news. So, let's get started with this thread.

HIGHLIGHTS :

  • Google says that the old Drive app will stop working on 12 May.
  • If you want files to continue to sync you’ll need to install the new Backup & Sync app.
  • You can still access Google Drive from the web, smartphone apps, and either of the software options mentioned.
  • The change wasoriginally scheduled for March 12 but has been pushed back.
  • sers who are still running the Drive app will start seeing notifications that it’s“going away”.


The aging Google Drive app for desktop is officially deprecated as of today, Google announced in a blog post. Support will be cut off and the app will shut down completely on May 12th, 2018. Users who are still running the Drive app will start seeing notifications that it’s “going away,” and the company will steer customers towards one of two replacements depending on whether they’re a consumer or business user. Google Drive the service isn’t going anywhere. You can still access it from the web, smartphone apps, and either of the software options mentioned.


Home users can replace their Drive clients for Windows and macOS with a new tool called Backup & Sync, which Google announced back in July. It doesn't differ too much from the old applications, but it does provide more comprehensive backup for your whole computer. As with the old Google Drive client, Backup & Sync lets you choose specific folders from Google Drive to sync to your computer, so you don't have to have everything on your desktop or laptop at once. In addition, the new tool lets you upload files from outside your designated local Google Drive folder—so you can back up your Desktop or Documents folder without moving those files to the Google Drive folder. Previously, Drive and Photos had separate desktop apps for syncing. One of the new program's perks is that it combines the two: Backup & Sync lets you upload pictures to Google Photos as well as files to Google Drive.


Google says that the old Drive app will stop working on 12 May, so if you want files to continue to sync you’ll need to install the new Backup & Sync app. You should see a prompt next time you boot up your computer, assuming you haven’t disabled Google Drive from auto-starting with Windows. In any case, you can download Backup & Sync from Google’s website. Installing it is just as simple as the original Google Drive. Below is the official statement by Google.


There are some differences between the apps; both can do one or two things that the other can’t, so check out Google’s help pages to see which the better fit is. For most people the Backup and Sync option is probably it, though power users have complained about its lack of support for NAS drives.

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So, Mi Fans this is all about google drive’s support ending. If you need more information regarding this product please click on the source links given below. Let me know your thoughts and comments about thread in the comment section below.


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Hari Sankar G | from mobile

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Thanks for sharing
2018-05-01 19:12:31


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AshRock | from Mi A1

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nice information
2018-05-01 20:06:24

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vijay9 | from Redmi 5A

#3

Thanks for reminding once again
2018-05-01 20:45:52

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Sampath madurai | from Redmi Note 4

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Nice Thanks for your information
2018-05-01 22:19:13

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Pankaj78 | from Redmi Note 5

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is this the same which we use in browser? Are they really ending google drive ? What if we open it using browser ? i m not getting any message from drive.
2018-05-01 23:17:08

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Vishnu Shanmughan Author | from Redmi Note 4

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Pankaj78
is this the same which we use in browser? Are they really ending google drive ? What if we open it u ...

The support is ending only for Google Drive Pc applications. You can Still open it using Browser or Your Drive Mobile Application. :)
2018-05-02 02:25:30

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meetgour | from Redmi Note 5 Pro

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Thanks for sharing :)
2018-05-02 03:40:15

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iamumesh | from Redmi 4

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Thanks for sharing with us.
2018-05-02 05:57:53
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Deep@nshu Ch@uh@n | from Redmi Note 5

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wao ohoo oh no ab
2018-05-02 13:28:17

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Pankaj78 | from Redmi Note 5

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Vishnu Shanmughan
The support is ending only for Google Drive Pc applications. You can Still open it using Browser o ...

oo. thank you so much.
2018-05-02 22:56:51
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