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Using Google Drive? Time to Upgrade Your Browser

By Daniel Mayper

Published July 27, 2015

A previous version of Google Drive has been retired since it was not optimized for current browsers. In order to continue using Google Drive, you’ll need to upgrade your browser.

Daniel Mayper (UB Student, Class of 2016) was raised in Long Beach, a small beach town in Long Island, NY. He already holds an Associates Degree in Marketing and is working towards completing his Bachelors in Economics with a minor in World Trade.  His goal is to one day become a Chief Marketing Officer.

Anyone using browser versions prior to and including Chrome 23, Firefox® 23, Internet Explorer® 9 and Safari® 6 can no longer access Google Drive as of June 23, 2015. People trying to access Google Drive from an outdated browser will see a yellow banner at the top of the page asking them to upgrade to “a more modern browser.”

Google Drive is a free cloud service for document, photo and video storage online. It also offers the ability to create new files in the cloud using formats compatible with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

If you’re a UB faculty or staff member in need of assistance upgrading your workstation’s Internet browser, please contact the Help Desk at or (716) 645-3542 or your local departmental IT support.