Google Drive desktop app soon will no longer support Windows 8 or 8.1. Google has announced that it will end support for Windows 8 and 8.1 in August this year.
Google Drive’s desktop app allows you to sync files and folders from your computer to the cloud storage service, as well as backup any photos and videos on Google Photos. Users of Windows 8/8.1 and those running the 32-bit Windows 10 will no longer be able use the app for syncing or backing up files.
The update does not mean that affected users cannot use Drive via their browser, provided that it supports their operating system. However, they may want to upgrade their computer to continue syncing files.
Windows 8 and 8.1 are slowly coming to an end. Microsoft stopped providing security updates for the older operating systems in January. Google, on the other hand, released Google Chrome in February that does not support Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1. Mozilla Firefox has also plans to stop security updates on Windows 7 and Windows 8. 8.1 in the next year.