Google Drive to hit 1 billion users mark this week
Google just can't stop growing. Now, the tech giant has announced that its cloud-based storage platform, Google Drive, is set to hit the 1 billion users benchmark fairly soon. The announcement came at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco a couple of days back wherein Google said that Drive would hit the 1 billion mark "later this week". Here's more.
Google has been expanding Drive's functionalities of late
Google Drive was launched six years back, in 2012, and its meteoric rise is perhaps a testament to cloud-based services being the next big thing. Of late, in a bid to appeal more to its business-oriented customers, Google has been adding services like Team Drive and File Stream. Additionally, Google has also launched a Drive-based backup and sync feature for all PCs and Macs.
Google Drive had already crossed 800 million users last year
Last year, at Google's annual developers conference, I/O 2017, it was announced that Google Drive had reached the 800 million user mark, and had seen over 2 trillion file additions.
Drive to take a place among Google's crown jewels
Notably, after crossing the 1 billion users mark, Drive will take a place among Google's crown jewels. Several Google products, namely, Gmail, Chrome, Android, YouTube, Maps, and PlayStore, already have over 1 billion users, and Drive is soon set to join them. Among them, Android, which became the biggest mobile OS last year, is perhaps the most successful, with over 2 billion users.