Get ready to update, fellas. Google Drive for Mac and PC is officially deprecated.
On Wednesday, Sept 6, Google announced in a blog post that the support will be cut off on Dec 11 and the app will completely shut down on March 12 next year.
“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,” it wrote.
According to PC World, “Google doesn’t appear to be making any changes to the Drive service itself, just the apps. Google currently offers 15GB of online storage with Drive, and those files are accessible with any device with a Drive app installed. Those devices include Android devices, iPhones, and iPads—whose Drive mobile apps are apparently being left untouched.”
When you install the new Backup and Sync app, it will create a folder on your computer named Google Drive. Anything you put in this folder syncs in Drive on the web, and becomes available on all your Drive devices. It means, the changes you make online are reflected on all your devices, and vice-versa.