Google will finish Drive help for these Home windows customers in August: Particulars inside

Expertise big Google has introduced that it’ll finish help for ‘Drive for desktop’ on Home windows 8, Home windows 8.1, Home windows Server 2012 and all 32-bit variations of Home windows, in August. First reported by Android Police, the corporate has up to date its help web page which says:

“In August 2023, we’re ending help for Drive for desktop on Home windows 8/8.1, Home windows Server 2012, and all 32-bit variations of Home windows. To keep away from service interruption, Home windows customers ought to improve to Home windows 10 (64 bit) or greater earlier than August 2023. Customers of a 32-bit model of Home windows can nonetheless entry Drive by means of a browser.”

Drive for Desktop app permits customers to sync their information and folders on their pc with the cloud storage and again up on telephones. However beginning August, Home windows 8 / 8.1 customers or those that run the 32-bit model of Home windows 10 will be unable to make use of the app to sync their information. Which means that app builders and repair suppliers can even pull up their app help for these home windows variations.

Earlier this 12 months, Google restricted the variety of information {that a} consumer can create and save in Google Drive. Customers can’t create greater than 5 million information in Drive now. Google spokesperson Ross Richendrfer then mentioned that the change goals to “keep robust efficiency and reliability”. It’ll additionally assist forestall “misuse” of the corporate’s programs, he added.

What ought to the impacted customers do?

There are two issues the impacted Home windows customers can do. They’ll both replace their system to the most recent model or they will entry Google Drive by way of net.

In one other information, Google Pay launched the help for Aadhaar-based authentication for activating Unified Funds Interface (UPI). Which means that customers in India can now arrange their UPI PIN on the favored funds app with out the necessity for a debit card. To register for UPI on Google Pay utilizing their Aadhaar quantity, customers should be certain that the quantity they supply is identical one registered with each UIDAI (Distinctive Identification Authority of India) and their financial institution. Google emphasizes that it doesn’t retain customers’ Aadhaar numbers throughout the validation course of.

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Up to date: 09 Jun 2023, 04:54 PM IST