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March 27, 2017

What is Google Drive?

Formerly known as Google Docs.

By Ellie Burns

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service formerly known as Google Docs.

Developed by search giant Google, the service allows users to store, share and edit documents in the cloud.

With the storage service, Google gives users 15 GB of online storage, which is shared across Google Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos. If users want more storage space then there is a monthly paid subscription which can be purchased.

How do you use Google Drive?

In order to use the synchronisation service and sync files between a computer and Google Drive storage, users must have Google Drive client software running on their computer. This software then communicates with Google Drive in order to sync files.

A professional version of the service is called Google Drive for Work and features unlimited storage, advanced file audit reporting and eDiscovery services. Business users can upload files as large as 5 TB. For organisations with less than 5 users, there is a 1 TB limit per user.

As of 2015, Google claimed that they had over one million paid users of Google Drive.

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