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Microsoft drops 2GB maximum for OneDrive uploads

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Microsoft is now allowing many of its OneDrive cloud storage platform users to upload files larger than 2GB, the company confirmed on Monday.

The file size move was first spotted by a Reddit user who noticed larger files had begun syncing, which was corroborated by other posters before a Microsoft spokesperson addressed the situation.

“As we mentioned on our uservoice, we have started the work to increase the file size limit for all OneDrive accounts,” a Microsoft spokesperson told The Next Web.

“We have started the process with a small number of customers and will continue to roll it out to our full customer base. We will have more to share on this update in the near future, stay tuned to the OneDrive blog.”

While it is known that the company is allowing files larger than 2GB, the new maximum remains unclear. As of right now the company has only dropped the limit for portions of its user base.

In the past Microsoft has talked about 'removing’ the limit rather than increasing it. This suggests there’ll be no new maximum to take its place, although the firm has to draw the line somewhere.

Dropbox currently allows members to upload files up to 10GB while Google Drive accommodates users wishing to deposit 5TB uploads onto the cloud.

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