OneDrive gets a major update: 10 GB max file sizes, faster uploads, and easier sharing
Earlier this month, we reported that Microsoft had increased OneDrive’s upload file size restrictions from 2 GB to an unknown size limit. Now, Microsoft has revealed new updates to OneDrive, along with the ability to upload files up to 10 GB in size.
“Our goal with OneDrive is to provide a single place for you to store and share all the files in your life, regardless of their number or size. That’s why we’re excited to make it possible for you to store larger files, get them into OneDrive more quickly, and share them easily,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
So what’s new? The updated OneDrive now allows you to upload files up to 10 GB in size, via the desktop apps for Windows and Mac, as well as the mobile apps and OneDrive website. This was one of the most requested feature from OneDrive users and Microsoft delivered.
OneDrive now syncs faster than before by increasing the number of files that can be downloaded or uploaded at a given time. For those of you on Windows 7 or Windows 8, you can quickly get links to content in your OneDrive folder so you can share without the need to go to the OneDrive website.
With the newly updated OneDrive, you can now drag folders directly into OneDrive.com from any browser that supports dragging/dropping. These new improvements are definitely welcome and are quite useful.
Comparatively, Dropbox has an upload limit of 10GB while Google Drive allows you to upload a file 5TB in size. OneDrive’s previous upload limit was 2GB.Further reading: Microsoft, OneDrive