Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Reminder - The Google Drive Desktop App Is Being Phased Out

Last month I posted an explanation of the pop-up notice you might be seeing in your Google Drive account regarding the end of the Google Drive desktop app. The day is almost here that will mark the end of the Google Drive desktop app being replaced by Backup and Sync and File Stream. Google has announced that transition will begin to happen on May 12th.

To be clear, Google Drive is not going away. What is happening is that the current version of the Google Drive desktop app for Mac and Windows is being phased out. It is being replaced by new tools called Backup and Sync and Drive File Stream. Backup and Sync is for Gmail-based Google Drive users (those who sign in with mygenericname@gmail.com). Drive File Stream is for G Suite users including G Suite for Education.

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