Google Drive Backups Tab on Web and Android tab, Gives Access to App and Device Backups

Google Drive Backups Tab on Web and Android tab             HIGHLIGHTS
  • It arrives in the Android app with version 2.4.452.14

  • Not all users have received the feature yet

  • It gives you access to all apps and games that are backing up your data

Google Drive has been backing up and restoring data for several devices, as well as apps and games in Android smartphones, for years, but it was difficult to access these backups, as these were mostly hidden in the vortexes of cloud storage. Now, Google has introduced a dedicated tab for Backups right on the home screen for users to tweak and delete backups of desired apps when necessary.

Android Police first spotted that the Google Drive Backups Tab on Web and Android tab is showing up for the Web client for some users, and then, became accessible via the Google Drive Android app (update to latest version 2.4.452.14). In the app as well as the browser, the Backups tab is now visible in the side menu at the bottom.

In addition that not all users have received this feature, and it could be that Google is rolling it out in phases. For those who don’t have it, can see which apps are using how much storage by heading to >Settings > Manage Apps.

Presently in September, Google improved its Drive to make searching a lot easier. The update brought support for Natural Language Processing (NLP) which means users could search for files in Google Docs with natural, conversational language syntax. The second feature introduced was the ‘Did you mean’ search suggestions that essentially autocorrected typos in queries. Drive’s new feature enabled typo corrections to misspelled search terms.



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