Friday, 24 November, 2017

Google Drive app for desktop to be replaced

Starting from October users still running the Drive app will start seeing messages in the product notifying them that Drive for Mac  PC is going away Starting from October users still running the Drive app will start seeing messages in the product notifying them that Drive for Mac PC is going away
Velma Reese | 09 September, 2017, 12:34

Do note that the Google Drive service is not going anywhere, it is only the PC and Mac apps that are being discontinued. Google is advising users to move to the Backup and Sync app if they don't want to lose all of their data.

Google has announced that starting September 6, settings for Drive File Stream will be visible in the admin console. If you access the Google Drive through the web, this termination won't affect you at all and you can continue using the cloud service through your web browser. According to a blog post by Google, the app for PC and Mac will shutdown on 12 March 2018 with support ending on 11 December this year. The idea is to migrate all Google Drive users to the Backup and Sync consumer app that combines the functions of Drive and Google Photos Uploader, or the enterprise-focused Drive File Streamer. You get more customisation options on individual files and users.

Google Drive is the official application that allows you to access your virtual Google hard drive from any Android handset that is connected to the internet.

The older Google Drive desktop software will no longer be supported beginning on December 11th, 2017, and it will shut down completely on March 12th, 2018, Google says. To make use of Google's services, the giant has made all the applications of its services available for various platforms so that all the users can syncs things between various devices hassle free.

Google launches Drive File Stream, rolling out to all enterprise G Suite customers Sept. 26
The Google Drive app for PC and Mac is being shut down in March

After bidding goodbyes to Google Instant Search, Google is now bidding goodbye to its backup app Google Drive. This tool, which rolled out to Mac and Windows users back in July, lets users choose folders that they want to backup instead of having to place them inside the Drive folder.

Here's everything you need to know about this change and your alternative options? Once the installation is complete, you will be able to start using the latest Google Drive version on your handset.

Those who use G Suite, like many schools and businesses will now have Google Drive Stream. The main difference between the tools is that Drive File Stream does not store data locally.

The Drive Stream is available for G Suite users.

Hurricane Irma: Storm Tracks West
Forecasts early Friday showed the storm likely to head north through Florida and into Georgia and Tennessee. McMaster has issued a mandatory evacuation for barrier islands in Colleton, Beaufort, and Jasper Counties .

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