NOTE:- Amazon Drive launched in 2011 and provides 5GB of free storage while Google drive users receive 15 GB of storage.
Are you an Amazon Drive user?
Were you informed via email that Amazon Drive is shutting down in 2023?
The company start sending out emails to users asking for a switch as they won’t be able to use Amazon Drive after December 31, 2023 while uploading will be stopped after January 31, 2023.
Dear Amazon Drive Customer,
“Over the last 11 years, Amazon Drive has served as a secure cloud storage service for Amazon customers to back up their files. On December 31, 2023, we will no longer support Amazon Drive to more fully focus our efforts on photos and video storage with Amazon Photos. We will continue to provide customers the ability to safely back up, share, and organize photos and videos with Amazon Photos.”
Android and IOS version of Amazon Drive app will be discontinued by October 31, will be completely removed from app store and play store although you keep the app but no more future updates.
As per Amazon, the key focus is on Amazon photos for Photo/Video storage and no changes will be done here hence we suggest you don’t delete this folder if you would like to continue saving your photos/videos.
Now you have enough time to migrate your content to any other cloud storage services or download the files locally.
How to download files from Amazon Drive (Step by Step)
Step1:- Visit Amazon Cloud drive
Step2:- Login using the amazon account that you are currently using
Step3:- Click on the download icon from the top navigation that appears in blue and start saving the file and folders that you want to keep while delete the ones that you don’t need at all
More details are available on the Amazon FAQ’s page
Alternatives ways to migrate your files as Amazon Drive going away
- Google Drive
- Hard Disk Drive
- Multcloud (One of the best cloud storage services) – Allowing users to directly transfer data across more than 30 personal/business cloud drive without downloading and uploading.
We suggest you move the files before Amazon Drive closes its doors.
Let us know in the comments if you need any help.