Recently, Microsoft informed everyone that the company is making some radical changes in its OneDrive pricing and storage.
Following were the major changes:
- Free users will be reduced to 5GB of storage. Even if you enabled Camera Roll feature in OneDrive’s Android or iOS app, it will no longer benefit in storage.
- Office 365 subscribers will be now reduced to 1TB of OneDrive Storage from Unlimited storage.
- You will no longer be able to buy 100GB or 200GB monthly plans, instead, there is only one plan -50GB for $2 per month.
As expected, many users were not happy that their free storage is being reduced more than two-fold. As a result on uservoice, the idea of giving back the original storage got ore than 72K votes.
After being kicked so hard, Microsoft replied that it was sorry about poor communication between customers and company.
…In November we made a business decision to reduce storage limits for OneDrive. Since then, we’ve heard clearly from our Windows and OneDrive fans about the frustration and disappointment we have caused. We realize the announcement came across as blaming customers for using our product. For this, we are truly sorry and would like to apologize to the community….
…We are all genuinely sorry for the frustration this decision has caused and for the way it was communicated. Thank you for sticking with us.
Furthermore, Microsoft also said that they are not going to undo the changes for Office 365 users meaning that they will have to manage with one TB of storage.
However, loyal users to OneDrive can Opt-in via a web page to stop their Free Onedrive storage from being reduced.
You Can Opt-in to keep free OneDrive Storage
You can follow this link to opt-in. After singing in and agreeing to terms and conditions, you will be able to Prevent your free OneDrive storage from being reduced.
At maximum you can keep 30 GB of storage free of cost on OneDrive, his includes 15GB of default storage and 15 GB of Bonus storage that you get after enabling camera roll feature in OneDrive App for Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
New Users who have more than 5 GB of data on their OneDrive can opt-in or Free 1 Year of Microsoft Office 365 which includes 1TB of Storage.
If you have any question related to preventing OneDrive storage from being reduced, drop a comment below.
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