Google Drive for Desktop: one client for everyone

Google Drive for Desktop: one client for everyone
At the moment there are two solutions offered by bigG for synchronizing files on Google Drive: the first is called Drive File Stream and has been developed for business users, the second is called Backup and Synchronization and is instead intended for consumer users. Considering how some Workspace accounts are using both, to avoid the risk of creating confusion the company announces a change: the two tools will be merged.

In the coming months we will be making some changes to the solutions we offer to access the files Google Drive and keep them synchronized from your desktop.

Google Drive for Desktop: only one client for synchronization

The Mountain View group points out that no immediate change is foreseen, but suggests the at the same time, users can begin to become familiar with what will later be the tools available. A new client will be introduced by the end of 2021 that will inherit the best features of both. Those who wish can immediately fill out a form and request to participate in the beta test phase.

This will create a unique and powerful client for anyone who uses Drive, for business or personal purposes.

On this occasion it is also announced that with the release of version 45 the Drive File System software becomes Google Drive for Desktop. Only the name changes, not the features. This will also be the name of the unified client arriving within the year, while for the moment Backup and Synchronization will continue to be identified as always. We close with a table that compares the characteristics of the two tools available today, destined to merge.

Source: Google Workspace Updates