Announcing the public launch of Drive File Stream on September 26th, Google has also announced that it is officially ending support for its Google Drive for Mac/PC.
According to the announcement…
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.
A few important things to note:
- In October, Drive for Mac/PC users may start seeing messages in the product notifying them that Drive for Mac/PC is going away.
- If a user is running both Drive File Stream and Backup and Sync on the same machine, they’ll be prompted to stop syncing My Drive with Backup and Sync in order to save disk space.
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