Google Drive will soon be able to back up your whole computer

  • Google Drive will soon be able to back up your whole computer

Google Drive will soon be able to back up your whole computer

With the new feature being introduced on June 28, you will now be able to backup and sync your chosen files and folder directly to the cloud using your Windows or Mac PC. The computer backup tool will integrate Google Drive with the Google Photos desktop uploader, enabling it to "respect any current Drive for Mac/PC settings in the Admin console", the company explained.

Unveiled earlier this year, Drive File Stream "allows teams to quickly stream files directly from the cloud to their computer", according to Google Drive group product manager Alex Vogenthaler. Those who want increased storage would have to pay the price.

Backing up your computer using Google Drive will not require an external hard drive, and the entire process can be as simple as it can get. It will be the new version of Google Drive for both Mac and PC that will be incorporated with Google Photos desktop loader.

Google says that the new Backup and Sync app for Google Drive is aimed at end users and will be available for download and upgrade from the aforementioned date.

If a user doesn't now have Drive for Mac/PC, they should start by checking the system requirements.

Google will launch the backup feature on June 28 via a new app called Backup and Sync. If you prefer to use the separate Google Drive and Google Photos apps, you can continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Since the app is available on Apple Store as well, iOS users can also fancy these services since iCloud only offers 5GB cloud storage limit in the basic plan.

He added that Drive File Stream is created to eliminate "time-consuming file syncing and any concerns about disk space".

If we inspect the matter closely, we can assume that the new feature will eat up your Google Drive space pretty fast.