Introducing Backup and Sync for Google Photos and Google Drive

BackupYou probably keep your most important files and photos in different places – your computer, your phone, various SD cards, and that digital camera you use from time to time. It can be a challenge to keep all these things safe, backed up, and organized, so today we’re introducing Backup and Sync. It’s a simpler, speedier and more reliable way to protect the files and photos that mean the most to you. This new tool replaces the existing Google Photos desktop uploader and Drive for Mac/PC.

Backup and Sync is an app for Mac and PC that backs up files and photos safely in Google Drive and Google Photos, so they’re no longer trapped on your computer and other devices. Just choose the folders you want to back up, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Backup and Sync works for both Google Photos [link] and Google Drive [link].

For more details on how Backup and Sync works, visit the Help Center. If you’re a G Suite customer, head on over to the G Suite Updates blog to better understand the desktop applications available to your organization.

NOTE: Google Drive will only store a maximum of 15GB for free. You may need to limit your folders or buy a larger storage plan.

Source: Google
Written by:
• Aakash Sahney – Product Manager Google Drive
• David Loxton – Product Manager Google Photos
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