Google is ditching the Drive cloud app in favour of the Backup & Sync, a new feature that will transform Google's old storage into a massive backup tool.
Google's new Backup & Sync has the ability to back up the entire desktop's files and folders. It will be the new version of Google Drive for both Mac and PC that will be incorporated with Google Photos desktop loader.
This app will be rolled out beginning 28 June. It will work by choosing certain files and folders on the desktop computer to be unremittingly backed up through Backup & Sync. As for the accounts to be used, users can log in their similar Google Drive accounts.
In a blog post that Google published on Wednesday, it said this feature is geared towards all consumers. Users with business accounts can pursue their Drive File Stream still. It mainly differs in the way the Google syncs data from the computer to the cloud storage, by ensuring that there is no space being used in the hard drives.
Google has not revealed how much the new cloud space can accommodate other than it described Backup & Sync to carry an entire computer's data. Google Drive is popular to photo, video, and music hoarders for its massive 15-gigabyte allowance. With the new Backup & Sync, users will enjoy much more than what Google currently offers.
Google's move is expected to encourage other cloud storage apps to increase their caps as well. In terms of free storage, Google Drive has highest carrying capacity followed by Box's 10 gigabytes. OneDrive, iCloud, Amazon Drive, and BT Cloud can accommodate at least 5 gigabytes. OneDrive gives students up to 1 terabyte of space. Meanwhile, Dropbox only gives 2 gigabytes of space.