But don’t worry! Google Drive and Photos are still available.

Google has introduced what it claims to be a simpler, faster and more reliable way to protect files and photos for its users. Called Google Backup and Sync (available for Windows and Mac), the new tool replaces the Google Drive and Google Photos desktop uploader.

That said, this doesn’t actually replace the applications, as Drive and Photos can still be used to download the tool. The only thing that has actually changed is the way users can upload data on to the cloud and use it offline.

Google Backup and Sync (available for Windows and Mac), the new tool replaces the Google Drive and Google Photos desktop uploader.

Google’s Backup and Sync is a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff.

Upload and access

Google’s Backup and Sync is a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it with Google Backup and Sync. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond.

Key Features include:

  • Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Google Drive, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Store everything safely and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). You can access your stuff from anywhere—on the web, in your home, at the office, while running errands and from all of your devices.
  • Search everything. Search by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. The software can even recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology or images using image recognition.

To find out more and download Google Backup and Sync, just click here.