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Portaltic.-Google Drive launches its own desktop app to speed up syncing from PC

07-13-2021 Google Drive for desktop. Official Google Research and Technology Policy

Madrid, 13 (Portaltic / EP)

Cloud storage service Google Drive has launched a new desktop app for Windows and macOS computers, which offers improved sync options between different devices.

The new Drive desktop app has been added to the web version that was already accessible from computers, and is meant to make syncing easier and reduce the time required, Google said in a statement.

Like the web service, files for the Drive desktop app are stored in the cloud and allow collaboration between multiple users, with changes being made in real time.

The new Drive desktop app unifies solutions for users of Backup, Sync, and Drive File Stream for businesses, providing functionality such as uploading and syncing photos and videos to Google Photos and Drive, and syncing external devices such as Memories to the cloud.

Additionally, users of the app can manage Drive files from the computer, and store files on the device to allow faster access to content.

In the coming weeks, users of previous Drive apps will start seeing alerts asking them to switch to the new Drive desktop app, something the company recommends doing before September.

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