Amazon is sabotaging Drive cloud storage in order to concentrate onPhotos

Amazon is sabotaging Drive cloud storage in order to concentrate onPhotos ...

Drive was initially billed as a cloud drive for music, pictures, videos, documents, and more in 2011; MP3s purchased from Amazon didn't count toward a user's quota.

Amazon launched an unlimited storage plan for non-Prime members in 2015, as well as an unlimited package for photos that sold for $12 annually. The unlimited photos plan was only for those who have a paid Prime membership.

Amazon's unlimited plan was dropped in mid-2017 and was replaced with two paid levels. The first afforded 100GB of storage for $12 per year, while the other offered 1TB for the same $60 per year as the previous unlimited plan. Today, Prime members get unlimited full-resolution photo storage, 5GB of video storage, and free shipping on prints as part of the program.

Existing Amazon Drive customers should be aware that there is still time to act. The Amazon Drive app for Android and iOS will remain in their respective app stores until October 31, 2022. The service will still function normally until January 31, 2023.

The official end date for Drive is set for December 31, 2023. Customers will no longer have access to files stored on Drive after this date.

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A separate note should be noted that images and videos from Amazon Drive have been automatically saved to Amazon Photos. "After December 31, 2023, you may continue to use Amazon Photos to access your photos and videos," says the FAQ.

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