Microsoft backtracks on OneDrive's controversial photo storage changes

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Back in August, Microsoft sent out an email to OneDrive users about the upcoming changes to the OneDrive photo storage. Starting on October 16, 2023, data from photos saved in the Gallery and in the albums will each count separately against user’s total Microsoft storage quota.

OneDrive offers a great way to back up your photos and easily share them with friends and family as albums. On, you can select the photos from your OneDrive library and create a new album. With the announced storage changes, even though the photos you selected for the album are already part of your OneDrive library, the storage size of the album you create will be counted separately.

Based on the feedback from OneDrive users, Microsoft has now announced that this upcoming change will not be implemented. Microsoft will maintain the current photo album experience, as it is today.

This change was scheduled to start rolling out on October 16, 2023. Based on the feedback we received, we have adjusted our approach, we will no longer roll out this update.

This demonstrates Microsoft’s commitment to listening to its users and making adjustments based on their feedback. Therefore, OneDrive users can continue to enjoy the existing photo album experience without worrying about any changes to their storage quota.

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