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Google Announces Permanent Shut Down of Drive App for PC and Mac

By Vinod Yalburgi , Sep 08, 2017 07:08 AM EDT
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Users of Windows and Mac computers are in for some bitter news as Google has just announced the end of support for the Google Drive app on both PCs and Macs starting December 11, 2017.

The popular app for data backup will be permanently shut down on March 12, 2018 while the company has already launched its alternative service known as 'Backup and Sync'.

Those who are still using the Google Drive app will be notified that the service will be shut down starting in October, and the users can slowly migrate to the newly launched backup service from Google for Macs and PCs.

"With this launch, Google Drive for Mac/PC is officially deprecated. It will no longer be supported starting on December 11th, 2017, and it will shut down completely on March 12th, 2018. We encourage you to use Drive File Stream. As an alternative to or in addition to installing Drive File Stream, you can upgrade to the new version of Drive for Mac/PC, called Backup and Sync," writes Google on its official blog.

Google Drive has been the default option for power-hungry users who preferred storing data online via Cloud storage services for ease of access and sharing. Nevertheless, the company has now launched an alternative service to enable users to migrate their data to a new system on the Cloud.

Do let us know in the comments section below, if you are happy to migrate to a newer service or would you love to stay on Google Drive?

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