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Google Drive Closing Down in December 2017

⚡ Flash: Google is closing down Google Drive in Dec, this year (2017). Google Drive allows you to store files both on device and on cloud simultaneously.

Google Drive will be replaced with two cloud only solutions. They will allow you to save files to cloud but there won't be a local copy. You will have to work on cloud files directly, much like file streaming.

While this seems like good news because it will save space on your device, it will create two unwanted issues:

1. Slow devices' users may suffer due to speed; they'll have to upgrade their devices and maybe will have to increase their Internet limit too, because they'll be uploading and downloading regularly
2. Data usage charges will go up if you use cellular data for accessing your Google cloud stored files.

It sounds good for those having unlimited Internet plans and high end devices. For others, it would be more like Office 2016 connected with the OneDrive. If you have used it, you know you have to wait for minutes after pressing CTRL+S each time.

Feeling bad already? Me too. But Google has a history of killing its best services. But don't be disheartened that Google Drive is closing down. Sources say it is only for PC and Mac. Well, the mobile versions did not store files locally anyway. So that's a plus. It won't affect the way we interacted with Google Drive on phone, even after closing down.

However, I have already transferred my files to OneDrive. Now wondering what will happen to Google Photos. Will it be available separately after Drive shuts down completely in March 2018? or do we better back them up also.
Arun Kumar

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