Fear not, Microsoft won’t rip off your 15GB storage capacity, nor your 15GB Camera Roll. The company has reconsidered its November decision to downgrade free users to 5GB, according to their recent press release.
Microsoft is still willing to change its subscription plans, but they are proceeding with caution to avoid customers’ complaints. This is only natural considering that thousands of comments have been made against the company since they first disclosed their decision to downgrade free users to 5GB in November.
This is not the only space storage decrease that the company is making. In October 2014, Microsoft allured Office 365 subscribers by telling them that they will move from 1TB to unlimited OneDrive storage capacity.
One year later, the company thinks some users have uploaded far too many files on their OneDrive accounts, so the safest solution would be to return paid subscribers to the 1TB limit. The same is valid for paid users with 100GB and 200GB, who will only get 50GB in 2016.
As for free users, the software developer thinks the 15GB limit and 15GB Camera Roll might be a little bit too much for them. They will have to opt in by the end of the year if they want to keep these privileges. Otherwise, they will be downgraded to 5GB and they will lose their Camera Roll space.
None of the announcements pleased Microsoft users. They think the company is forcing them to subscribe to their services and the means they are using have made a bad impression on everyone.
At the opposite pole, there are Dropbox and Google Drive, which could be gaining territory now that Microsoft is giving free users an ultimatum. Google Drive is currently offering 15GB storage for free, so we could see many OneDrive users switch to Google’s service if they will be downgraded to 5GB.
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