Google is currently trying to bring about a lot of changes in its technological innovations. This is being done so as to avoid the functionality or storage issues. After the shutdown of many of its apps, Google has finally again come up with a new decision of officially declaring its desktop version of Google Drive app that was basically designed for Mac and Windows as dead. The company plans to stop supporting the Drive app from December 11 of this year itself and also will shut it down totally from March 12, 2018.
The Google Drive has been an app that people have been using in order to keep a huge backup of their data. Retrieving the data from the Drive was so simple that a number of people preferred using it compared to the other well-known apps. However, after the current decision, the users will have a going away notification appearing on the home screen from October. In replacement to the app, the company has directed its customers to use the two other alternatives depending on whether they are a business or consumer user.
The two of the alternatives include Sync and Backup app for the home or individual users. These apps will help the user integrate the Google Photos and Google Drive apps into a singular interface. The apps have their functionality almost similar to that of Google Drive along with some added features such as saving some space at the time of uploading so as to maintain the superior quality of the photos.
Similarly, for business or corporate customers, Google has come up with the Drive File Stream, which had already been introduced in March of this year. In terms of operation, the app functions similar to that of Back and Sync. Additionally, it also supports Team Drives and on-demand file streaming. But, the Backup and Sync are not designed to support Team Drives. However, the tech-giant has made it very clear that only the desktop version will be shut down and not its service as a whole. The users can still access the app through the web browsers or smartphone app.
Let’s hope, this decision seems to be fruitful for Google in the coming years.