Back in June, Google announced a new tool that would be coming to Google Drive in the form of Backup and Sync, which is basically a more robust way offered by Google to help backup the contents of your computer onto their services such as Google Drive and Google Photos, but for some reason the feature was delayed.

However it seems that the delay wasn’t too long because Google has since announced that the Backup and Sync desktop client is now available for download. According to Google, “It can be a challenge to keep all these things safe, backed up, and organized, so today we’re introducing Backup and Sync. It’s a simpler, speedier and more reliable way to protect the files and photos that mean the most to you. This new tool replaces the existing Google Photos desktop uploader and Drive for Mac/PC.”

“Backup and Sync is an app for Mac and PC that backs up files and photos safely in Google Drive and Google Photos, so they’re no longer trapped on your computer and other devices.” The app is a free download and the process seems to be pretty straightforward, although we guess if you have a ton of stuff that you need backing up in the cloud, you probably should buy additional storage. If you’d like to get your hands on it, head on over to Google’s website for the download.

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