Google Photos is a very efficient tool for storing and sharing your images online, and can be conveniently used via dedicated mobile apps for iOS and Android. Now, using the service has become easier for desktop computer users as well.

Google has just introduced the Backup and Sync desktop app for Windows PCs and Apple Mac computers to replace the existing Google Photos desktop uploader and Drive for Mac/PC.

Google says the new app is a simpler, speedier and more reliable solution than the previous tools, and safely backs up files and photos from your computer or connected memory cards and cameras. Simply choose the folders you want to back up, and the app takes care of the rest.

Backup and Sync is now available for download on the Google website. More information on how Backup and Sync works is available in the Google Help Center.