Amazon is much more than a place where you can buy a brand new microwave oven; it has its own ecosystem of software and hardware items that rival even Google and Microsoft at times. Competition in their various fields means that not everyone is able to achieve success. This includes a cloud storage service that’s a lot like Google Drive. For the most part, you probably haven’t heard about Amazon Drive until this article. It’s probably too late if you’re interested in uploading your files to the service.
It was stated on Friday that Amazon’s cloud storage service would no longer be maintained as of December 31, 2023, in an email sent out to customers. Amazon claims this change would allow it to concentrate more on the storage of photographs and videos via its Amazon Photos service.
When the deadline approaches, users will be able to retrieve all of their photos and videos stored on Drive. Clients must download and relocate any files other than images and videos if they don’t want to lose them. Amazon advises utilising the Amazon Photos Desktop software to download files from Amazon Drive if you have a restricted amount of storage or if you just have too many files.
On October 31, the Amazon Drive app for Android and iOS will be removed from their respective marketplaces. A ban on new uploads to servers will take effect on January 31, 2023.
Amazon Drive, a “safe cloud storage service for Amazon users to back up their information,” was introduced 11 years ago and competes with Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Dropbox. Unlimited full-resolution picture and video backups Now Photos (up to 5 GB per file) will remain available to Prime subscribers. Storage space for non-members is limited to 5GB.