Unhealthy information for the (presumably few) folks on the market who’ve relied on Amazon Drive for storing their vital information within the cloud: Amazon is shutting down the service. On the plus aspect, you’ve acquired effectively over a yr to determine an alternate and get the whole lot moved over.
The corporate says Amazon Drive will not be supported as of December thirty first, 2023. That’s when entry might be utterly reduce off. Uploads are going away earlier and received’t be accepted as of January thirty first. The Amazon Drive apps for Android and iOS might be taken down on October thirty first, 2022.
“We’ll proceed to supply clients the flexibility to soundly again up, share, and arrange photographs and movies with Amazon Pictures,” Amazon mentioned in an e-mail to clients. However for all information that aren’t photos or movies, you’ll must obtain them. On its FAQ web page, Amazon recommends utilizing the Amazon Pictures desktop app for Home windows or macOS in case you’re making an attempt to retrieve bigger information. You may as well go right here to cancel your Drive subscription.
As for why Amazon is making the choice to sundown Drive after 11 years, the corporate says, “We’re taking the chance to extra totally focus our efforts on Amazon Pictures to supply clients a devoted answer for photographs and video storage.” Maybe which means Amazon has large concepts in thoughts for taking over Google Pictures and Apple’s iCloud Picture Library. However the Drive information will certainly be a disappointment to those that grew accustomed to housing their information on Amazon’s reliable servers.