Last month, Microsoft announced that the company will reduce the free storage limit, and remove the Unlimited Storage offer for OneDrive. Well, it looks like Microsoft is changing its plans following the response from the community. Today, the company announced that they will allow you to keep that 15GB (and 15GB for camera roll) by signing up here. If you do not sign-up for this, your account’s storage will get cut to 5GB and the camera roll bonus will also disappear, too. Additionally, if you have a OneDrive account with more than 5GB of files, you will receive a free year of Office 365 Personal which will give you 1 TB of storage.
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.
Free OneDrive storage will decrease from 15GB to 5GB for all users, current and new. The 15GB camera roll storage bonus will also be discontinued. These changes will start rolling out in early 2016. If you are using more than 5GB of free storage, you will continue to have access to all files for at least 12 months after these changes go into effect in early 2016. In addition, you can redeem a free one-year Office 365 Personal subscription (credit card required), which includes 1TB of OneDrive storage.
In addition, for our biggest fans who have been loyal advocates for OneDrive, we are adding a new offer that lets you keep your existing 15GB of free storage when the changes happen next year. If you also have the 15GB camera roll bonus, you’ll be able to keep that as well.
So, what do you think of the latest changes? Let us know in the comment section below.