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OneDrive Preview for Android adds a “clean up space” feature for photo storage

Android users currently have many options to back up their photos to the cloud, including Google’s own native Photos app as well as Microsoft’s ubiquitous OneDrive app. And if the latter is your favorite cloud storage service, you may be pleased to learn that Microsoft is working on a new feature that will help you save some previous space on your handset (via Android Police).

The OneDrive team has announced today on Google+ that the latest preview version of the OneDrive Android app has a new “clean up space” feature: if you have turned on automatic photo uploading in the settings, the OneDrive will now send you notification to offer you to delete the local copies of your recently updated photos. According to the OneDrive team, this notification will pop up every time you upload 1GB of photos to the cloud storage service.

OneDrive Android clean up space

credit: Android Police.

As this is still a beta feature, the OneDrive team is recommending using users to create a backup of their pictures before trying it. To download the latest preview version of the OneDrive Android app (version 4.9), you’ll have to sign up for the beta test on Google Play. You can also join OneDrive community on Google+ to get more insights about upcoming preview releases.

You might want to create a backup before using this feature!

 

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