In case you have stuffed your OneDrive storage too much with images and videos and it exceeds 5 GB in total then you may need to get worried a bit. Microsoft has announced that it is doing away with Free 15 GB Camera Roll back-up storage and shrinking the 15 GB Free OneDrive storage to 5 GB. These changes will come to effect in early 2016.
Here are the changes:
- We’re no longer planning to offer unlimited storage to Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscribers. Starting now, those subscriptions will include 1 TB of OneDrive storage.
- 100 GB and 200 GB paid plans are going away as an option for new users and will be replaced with a 50 GB plan for $1.99 per month in early 2016.
- Free OneDrive storage will decrease from 15 GB to 5 GB for all users, current and new. The 15 GB camera roll storage bonus will also be discontinued. These changes will start rolling out in early 2016.
Though Microsoft is offering enough time to make transition easy for you.
If you are using more than 5 GB of free storage, you will continue to have access to all files for at least 12 months after these changes go into effect in early 2016. In addition, you can redeem a free one-year Office 365 Personal subscription (credit card required), which includes 1 TB of OneDrive storage.