Google Drive on the web hides gadget ‘Backups’ from the main navigation

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Android gadgets can back up applications, call history, and gadget settings to Google Drive. On the web, Google Drive is tweaking how individuals see “Backups,” with the section no longer noticeable from the navigation drawer.

Google has been cautioning clients signing in to Drive over the past few days that “Backups have moved.” The banner likewise incorporates “Go to Storage” and “Learn more” shortcuts:

Individuals would now be able to manage and see their gadget and application backups under Storage.

Rather than a devoted “Backups” section with a phone icon simply above “Storage,” individuals need to click the gigabyte/terabyte count just underneath the progress bar. They get a list of every file in their online Drive organized by storage size, and in the correct corner is a blue link to “Backups.”

Individuals will see a similar list of signed-in gadgets and applications — at present, just WhatsApp — with the “Last backup” date noted. Tapping shows what is saved and enables them to delete. There is no way to view that actual information.

This new procedure is fairly convoluted and buried, however seeing individuals’ list of backups is to some degree less significant on the web than mobile — where it’s despite everything housed in the navigation drawer.

The change was reported earlier this month alongside new G Suite administrator controls for third-party app backups in Google Drive.

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