May 24, 2024

Amazon Drive will shut down on the finish of the 12 months, giving prospects simply a few months emigrate their knowledge to options.

Amazon Drive was the corporate’s entry within the client cloud storage, however the service by no means achieved the recognition and success of Dropbox, OneDrive, iCloud and different rivals. Consequently, the corporate says it’s ending the service, efficient December 31, however Amazon Pictures will proceed.

The corporate has a discover on the Amazon Drive primary web page:

Beginning December 31, 2023, Amazon Drive will not be supported.

Please use Amazon Pictures to entry your pictures and movies transferring ahead. DO NOT DELETE your pictures and movies information out of your Amazon Drive account if you need to entry them by way of Amazon Pictures. Deleting pictures and movies from Amazon Drive will end in deletion from Amazon Pictures. For added assist, go to our FAQ web page.

Uploads to Amazon Drive will not be supported after January 31, 2023. You’ll be able to nonetheless add pictures and movies to Amazon Pictures.

In its FAQ web page, Amazon says it’s “taking the chance to extra totally focus our efforts on Amazon Pictures.”

Amazon Drive and Amazon Pictures are separate cloud storage providers. Amazon Drive supplies cloud storage for commonest file varieties like jpeg, .pdf, .doc, and extra. Amazon Pictures provides modifying and organizing options for pictures and movies.

Whereas Amazon Drive and Amazon Pictures are separate providers, they entry the identical photograph and video information, so any photograph or video uploaded on Amazon Drive is out there by way of Amazon Pictures.

Prospects can entry their information right here: