Google has announced its unified Desktop Drive app that will replace syncing and backup for home users. For reference in 2017, Google separated its desktop Drive app in favor of backup and sync for home and Drive for the desktop, which was strictly reserved for business users.
Now, the alphabet subsidiary closes the loop and launches a new Drive app for Windows and macOS again. Starting July 19, Google will begin the transition of its users to the new Drive app for desktop. Then, starting August 18, users still on the Backup & Sync app will start receiving an in-app notification guiding them to the new Drive app. As of October 1, Google will shut down its backup and sync app and users will no longer be able to connect to this platform.
In terms of appearance and functionality, Drive for Computer will be almost identical to the standard Drive Web client. Users can sync and access multiple format files, including a background sync option. There is also the ability to sync external storage devices, including hard drives and flash drives, as well as the ability to choose automatic syncing with Google Photos.