OneDrive’s ability to automatically sync files and folders between Windows 10 devices and the cloud has long been a valuable feature. It keeps placeholders locally, instead of entire files, to save local storage space.
Many Chromebook users have expected similar capabilities for Google’s own cloud storage service, Google Drive. And, now that will happen.
Starting with ChromeOS 73.0.3683.32 (currently in the beta channel) this capability is available. The Stable Channel for ChromeOS is at 72.x, which means the Google Drive syncing capability is about another month away from being publicly available. Of course, those that want to test this now can switch to the Developer channel, but that’s not recommended for everyone. The Developer channel is less secure and generally unstable. For most, it’s best to just wait a few weeks.
In similar news, Microsoft recently revealed an official Windows 10 Timeline extension for Google Chrome.