The aging Google Drive app for desktop is officially deprecated as of today, Google announced in a blog post.
Support will be cut off on December 11th and the app will shut down completely on March 12th, 2018.
Google now has two fairly new software tools for backing up your data and/or accessing files in the cloud.
Is Google Drive really going away?
Bad news, Google Drive fans – the app is going away. You might have seen the pop-up below, saying that Google Drive is going away. Well, the deadline is quickly approaching: you have until March 11 to install Drive File Stream or Google Backup and Sync, the replacement apps by Google. That’s right.
Is Google Drive Going Away 2019?
Starting on July 10, 2019, Google Photos will no longer sync to Google Drive. From that date forward, if you add or delete files in Photos, they won’t be automatically added or deleted in Drive.
Will I lose my Google Drive when Google+ shuts down?
No, Google+ is shutting down in April and this will not affect in anyway the vast majority of other Google services, such as Google Drive, Hangouts, Gmail, Blogger (may impact comments if using Google+ comments on your blog), Youtube, etc.
Does Google Drive still work?
The Google Drive app will stop working March 18, 2018. Its replacement, Backup and Sync, is available now. Although Google does plan to make a change early next year, the Drive service itself isn’t going anywhere. Rather, it’s the Google Drive app that’s being terminated, and that’s only because it’s being replaced.
Is Gmail closing down?
Inbox by Gmail Is Officially Shutting Down on April 2. Google+ isn’t the only product Google is shutting down next month. Inbox by Gmail is also set to shut down on April 2. Google had announced its plans to kill the popular mobile email app last year.
Has Google Drive been hacked?
Just last year, almost 5 million Gmail accounts were hacked which means that hackers got access to Google Drive data of nearly 5 million people. Hackers managed to hack Apple’s iCloud so no one can stop them from hacking Google’s services as well.
Will Google Drive shut down 2019?
On April 2, 2019 we are shutting down the consumer (personal) version of Google+, a social network by Google. If you want, you can download and save your Google+ data; this may take time so get started before March 31, 2019. You can delete your Google+ account before the consumer Google+ shutdown.
Will Google Drive be discontinued?
A. Google announced this month that it will end support for the Google Drive desktop apps for Windows and Mac computers on Dec. 11 and that the software will be shut down for good on March 12. They can use Backup and Sync, too, or switch to the new Drive File Stream app for Windows or Mac.
Will Google photos be shut down?
Google has an official closing date for its troubled Google+ social network: April 2. The search engine giant says on that date Google+ accounts and any pages created will be shut down and begin being deleted. Photos and videos also stored in Google Photos will not be affected.