Amazon confirmed this morning that its Drive cloud storage service will be discontinued at the end of 2023 in an email to customers.
As a safe cloud storage option for Amazon users to backup their files, the service debuted in March 2011. Customers get 5GB of free storage along with the iOS and web apps.
Customers who have files on Amazon Drive that Amazon Photos does not support are being warned by the retailer. Today, Amazon made it plain that it is not closing down its rival to Apple or Google Photos and that the deprecation of Drive is intended to better concentrate our efforts on Amazon Photos, which offers photo and video storage. Amazon Photos should already have access to stored images and videos.
Customers may still use Amazon Photographs to back up, share, and organize their photos and videos in a secure manner.
The last day for new uploads to Amazon Drive is January 31, 2023. Users won’t be able to access or download outdated content after December 31, 2023, thus it’s a good idea to download local copies now:
On our FAQ page , you may find step-by-step instructions for downloading your materials, managing your paid subscription, and resources for more assistance.
This morning, there might be a problem with visiting amazon.com/clouddrive/all. Better luck might be had by clicking the email’s link.
Additionally, we advise utilizing the Amazon Photos Desktop program to download and save your files if you are having problems downloading them because of size restrictions. When downloading more than 1,000 files or 5 GB at once:
Even if usage is modest, it seems pretty unusual for a business to discontinue something as fundamental as cloud storage in this day and age.
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