Google’s Backup and Sync app for Windows gets updated

Google has recently updated its Backup and Sync app for Windows and MacOS devices with changes aimed at improving usability.

The firm has added support for HEIF images so that pictures which are synced from your desktop now appear in Google Photos. Microsoft added that feature for OneDrive months ago in contrast.

The firm has also now allowed users of Windows to sync data from the  %UserProfile%\AppData libraries on Windows.

Here’s the full changelog below:

  • Fixed an issue where HEIF and HEIC files (High Efficiency Image Format files) were not visible in Google Photos. Users who previously synced all file types, however, still won’t see their existing HEIF and HEIC files in Google Photos.
  • Fixed an issue where some users were not able to add additional folders to sync.
  • Users can now choose to sync subfolders of ~/Library on macOS and %UserProfile%\AppData on Windows. An exception is that subfolders of ~/Library/Application Support/Google and %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Google can’t be selected.
  • Fixed an issue where some native applications did not appear in the list of available applications to open files with when browsing Drive on the web.
  • Fixed an issue on macOS High Sierra where users experienced a delay in seeing recently taken screenshots on their desktop.
  • Increased responsiveness when deleting photos that could not be converted to High Quality.
  • Fixed an issue causing sync status icons to not appear for some users on Windows

You can download Google’s Backup and Sync app for Windows here.

Via Android Police.