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Google Drive is dying -- time to updateThe desktop program for backing up files to Google's cloud is changing. Get to know the new system now.
Time to say good bye to the Google Drive app. Google announced the backup program has three months to live. But don't panic, it's actually not that big of a deal. You see, the whole cloud storage space known as Google Drive, that's still alive. What is going away is the app called Google Drive. And that's used to backup your computer's files to the cloud. The naming of it is all a bit messy. Google Drive, the app, is being replaced by a program called Backup and Sync. Now this new program is pretty handy. You tell it which folders on your computer you want to sync to the cloud, even make all your photos and videos automatically back up to the Google Photos Library. So you could use this to have important folders to be continuously backed up to your Drive account, but that means you'll quickly exceed the 15 gigs of free space and you'll need to pay for more. The old app no longer will be supported [UNKNOWN] On December 11th. And it will be shut down completely in March of next year. But you can install the new backup and sync now instead of waiting until the last minute. I'm Bridget Carey. For more details head to cnet.com.