Back in November, Microsoft disappointed many OneDrive users by announcing plans to reduce its free storage from 15GB to 5GB as well as to remove the unlimited storage tier. There was a huge backlash from the OneDrive users and the petition asking Microsoft “give us back our storage” has received more than 70,000 votes that has forced the company to change its decision. So, the company has decided to offer its legacy customers with 15GB the chance to keep all the room in the cloud only if they opt-in by January 31.
Douglas Pearce, Microsoft group program manager apologized to OneDrive customers. He also announced that those customers are allowed to keep their 15GB of free storage with 15GB camera roll bonus. “We are genuinely sorry for the frustration this decision has caused and for the way it was communicated. Thank you for sticking with us,” he said.
However, Microsoft is not changing its plan to remove unlimited storage. And the process of keeping 15GB of free storage is not going to be automatic too. So, if you are one of those OneDrive users who still aren’t aware of the changes will still be affected unless they opt-in to save their storage. And those are Office 365 users and unhappy with the unlimited storage removal, they can request a refund.
Though it took a month to respond, but the decision is going to make most of the OneDrive users happy. So, if you want to keep your 15 GB of free storage, make sure to sign up before January 31.