In June Microsoft announced that it would bump free OneDrive storage from 7GB to 15GB. Last month saw the company announce it would be dropping OneDrive’s free storage to 5GB—which didn’t sit well with a number OneDrive fans at all.
A petition to get the free storage boosted back up was posted on the service’s forum and reached over 72,000 votes. Microsoft said “We realize the announcement came across as blaming customers for using our product. For this, we are truly sorry and would like to apologize to the community.”
That doesn’t mean Microsoft is backing off of dropping their plan to drop free storage down, but there is a compromise here. OneDrive users who already have 15GB of free storage get to keep it as well as the camera roll bonus, but they will have to opt in for it by the end of January. For OneDrive users making use of more than 5GB of free space, they will get a year of Office 365 Personal which comes with 1TB of OneDrive for one year.
While it is somewhat tedious to have to opt in so you can keep your free storage even if you’ve been with OneDrive for awhile, it’s best to go ahead and get it out of the way by going here.