Google Drive for desktop client receives complete support for Apple M1 chip

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Google has finally updated its Drive for desktop application with full support for Apple M1 powered Mac laptops and desktops.
Earlier this year, Google rolled out M1 support for its previous app (Backup and Sync). Later Drive File Stream (now Drive for desktop) received open beta for Apple M1 hardware support in February which was followed by a May update that brought some new features and update the entire application, but it was still in beta.
With the latest update version 52.0, Google Drive for desktop has received the full Apple Silicon (M1) support.
The new update Google Drive client brings support for the Photo Library, including the content which is being synced with iCloud and more. Here’s the list of all the changes that the updated app brings to Apple users.

  • Improved accessibility of files and folders that are created offline
  • Added support for camera to backup photos on Drive for desktop
  • Ability to purchase additional cloud storage from within Drive for desktop
  • Improved sync performance when connecting to a network after working offline.
  • Added ability to call SIP phones via Meet plug-in.
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