The Weekend Leader – Amazon to shut down cloud storage service ‘Drive’ in 2023

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Tech giant Amazon has announced that its ‘Drive’ cloud storage service will be shut down by the end of 2023.

The service was launched in March 2011 as a “secure cloud storage service for Amazon customers to back up their files”.

Customers got 5GB of free storage with apps for Android, iOS and the web, 9To5Google reported.

The retailer is warning users who “have files stored on Amazon Drive that are not supported by Amazon Photos”.

In an email to customers, Amazon clarified that it is not closing its Apple or Google Photos competitor, and that this Drive deprecation is intended to “focus our efforts more on photo and video storage with Amazon Photos.”

Saved photos and videos should already be available in Amazon Photos, the report said.

As of January 31, 2023, Amazon Drive will no longer support new uploads.

As of December 31, 2023, users will no longer be able to view or download legacy content. – IANS

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