Microsoft begins warning users it will cut free OneDrive storage to 5GB, matching Apple’s iCloud
Microsoft is sending out email alerts to OneDrive customers, warning people with free 15-gigabyte accounts that their storage will shrink to 5 gigabytes on August 10, assuming they didn’t previously opt into keeping the higher amount.
Although the change has already been in effect for new OneDrive subscribers for some time — also eliminating an extra 15-gigabyte camera roll bonus — a number of people were grandfathered into the 15-gigabyte tier. Earlier notifications gave this group a chance to say they wanted to keep their storage, following a backlash against original plans to implement the change universally.
Users with uploads over 5 gigabytes should be getting a year’s subscription to Office 365 Personal, which includes 1 terabyte of cloud storage.
The new 5-gigabyte scheme brings OneDrive’s free tier down to the same level as the one for Apple’s iCloud. Apple, however, offers 50…
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