Backup and Sync is a new service coming soon from Google. On June 28th you will be able to install Backup and Sync on your Mac or Windows computer. The service will let you have your desktop files or other folder files automatically backed up to your Google Drive account. You’ve always been able to quickly move files from your desktop to Google Drive through Drive desktop clients, but Backup and Sync will let you streamline that process.
It’s important to note that Backup and Sync will be available to Gmail users and is not recommended for G Suite for Education users. A new Drive File Stream system is coming soon for G Suite for Education and G Suite for Business users.
Applications for Education
I envision Backup and Sync being useful for teachers and students who have files on their home/ personal laptops that they want to be sure to be able to access through Google Drive when they are using a school-issued computer.