OneDrive's free storage will officially go down to just 5GB on July 27

Microsoft's previously announced plans to cut the amount of free space on its OneDrive cloud file storage service now has a firm deadline. The company is sending out emails letting customers who didn't opt-in to Microsoft's previous OneDrive offer that the reduction from 15GB to just 5GB of free space will occur on July 27.

Microsoft will also eliminate the 15GB free camera roll bonus on OneDrive accounts on that same date. The company first announced these changes in November but it caused a massive backlash from its users, and in December Microsoft backtracked somewhat, and allowed users to keep both the regular free amount of 15GB and the camera roll bonus if they went to a special website to opt-in by January 31, 2016.

If you didn't make this change, and if your free file storage on OneDrive is over 5GB, you will either have to make some changes or pay Microsoft to increase your cloud storage space.

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John Callaham