You read that right! Google has just launched a new app that will allow users to backup files and pictures from different sources. Google’s Backup & Sync app for Desktop replaces the existing Drive app and Google Photos Uploader. Now, there’s just one tool for desktops, that will backup everything you throw at it.

Backup & Sync

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The new Backup & Sync app for Mac and PCs backs up your files and photos from computers, phones and even SD cards. The app is efficient in categorising all of the data after backing up and you can be rest assured that your files are protected in an event of catastrophic system failure.

Backup & Sync app is free to download but as everything is stored on your Google Drive, make sure you have enough Drive storage before you start backing up all your files and pictures. Alternatively, Backup & Sync allows you to choose between two upload sizes for photos and videos, High quality and Original quality. If you select High Quality, you get unlimited free storage that will compress your files and pictures.

Backup & Sync features

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The new app enables users to sync files to and from the Google Drive. Users can add folders to their Google Drive for syncing and can also make the whole Drive available for offline use on computers. Additionally, Backup & Sync allows users to sync files on different devices such as USB drives or SD cards which when selected will automatically upload the files everytime the device gets plugged in.

Users can also change the upload size of the photos and videos that get uploaded. Backup & Sync allows users to choose between High quality or Original quality photo and video size to be uploaded. Choosing High Quality will give users unlimited free storage while compressing their pictures and videos.