Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it has bumped OneDrive maximum file size limit from 2GB to a whopping 10GB.
With this move, consumer version of Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service will now support files of up to 10GB in size. Microsoft’s Jason Moore, however, promised to extend the change to OneDrive for Business soon as well.
The company in a blog post, announcing that users can upload files up to 10GB using the desktop apps for Windows and Mac as well as all of the mobile apps, said that it “recognized that people not only have more files than they did before, but they have bigger files as well.” Microsoft added that it was a top feature request the company has received and that it is excited to deliver it.
In addition to the enhanced file size limit, the software giant has also increased the number of files that can be downloaded or uploaded to OneDrive at the same time on PCs and Macs which will ultimately result in a 3 time faster syncing speed. The feature will be rolled out globally in the coming few weeks.
Meanwhile, as part of the update, Windows 7 and 8 users will now be able to share OneDrive content directly from File Explorer in Windows. Users will just need to right-click on item/items they want to share instead of having to sign onto the website.
Microsoft confirmed the file sharing feature currently available for Windows 7 and 8 clients will be rolled out for Windows 8.1 and Mac soon.
Another final feature making it to the list is the drag-and-drop folder uploading feature to OneDrive for Chrome.