About a month after Microsoft announced plans to drop the amount of free cloud storage it offered users of its OneDrive service, the company is throwing a lifeline to existing users.

Starting early next year anyone that signs up for OneDrive will only get 5GB of free storage instead of the 15GB Microsoft currently offers. But if you already have 15GB, you can visit preview.onedrive.com/bonus/ and click the “keep your free storage” button to hang onto what you’ve already got.

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preview.onedrive.com/bonus

If you use a OneDrive app with the camera roll feature enabled, you’ll also get to keep the extra 15GB bonus… which means that existing users can continue to use up to 30GB of free cloud storage.

You’ll need to click that button (and agree to the terms) by January 31st, 2016 in order to keep your storage. Otherwise existing users will get the same amount of free storage as new users: 5GB with no camera roll bonus.

 

If you need more cloud storage space than that, Microsoft will sell you 50GB for $1.99 per month… or you could opt for a different cloud storage service.

Microsoft will also stop providing unlimited OneDrive storage to Office 365 subscribers in early 2016. Instead, customers will be able to store up to 1TB. There’s currently no option for existing subscribers to keep their unlimited storage space when the changes take effect.

via WinSuperSite

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22 replies on “Microsoft OneDrive users can opt-in to keep their free 15GB of storage space”

  1. Thanks for posting this, Brad. I was pretty mad about the earlier downgrade for free users.

  2. Thanks for posting this, Brad. I was pretty mad about the earlier downgrade for free users.

  3. $1.99 for only 50GB? That seems expensive….. should be atleast 250GB for that price

  4. $1.99 for only 50GB? That seems expensive….. should be atleast 250GB for that price

  5. I have uploaded my 150gb photos library from mac onto onedrive. I guess I’ll keep paying for office 365 so I can store it in their. In case something ever happens to my hard drives I have a backup

    1. Or, if they’re under 16 megapixels in size and already in JPEG format, you could upload them all to Google Photos for free.

      1. I have my photos uploaded to both google photos and onedrive on my oneplus one. I’ve been using the original format, I don’t want my pictures to lose quality.

  6. I have uploaded my 150gb photos library from mac onto onedrive. I guess I’ll keep paying for office 365 so I can store it in their. In case something ever happens to my hard drives I have a backup

    1. Or, if they’re under 16 megapixels in size and already in JPEG format, you could upload them all to Google Photos for free.

      1. I have my photos uploaded to both google photos and onedrive on my oneplus one. I’ve been using the original format, I don’t want my pictures to lose quality.

        1. Fair enough. I wonder if some people still use Google Photos as their ultimate disaster recovery backup. After all, even a downgraded version of your photos is better than none at all. It’s search capabilities are also very useful if you have a massive collection.

  7. guess Bill needs a few billion more dollars to support his communism and socialism in he USA ,,along with his apple gay boy

  8. Thanks for the heads-up. I currently have a 25GB account, so I guess I will still lose some of it when the change happens. I’m only using it to back up critical files from my laptop (fully encrypted, of course) so 15GB should still be enough.

  9. Thanks for the heads-up. I currently have a 25GB account, so I guess I will still lose some of it when the change happens. I’m only using it to back up critical files from my laptop (fully encrypted, of course) so 15GB should still be enough.

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