Good news for those few who used Amazon Drive to store important files in the Amazon Cloud: Amazon is closing the service. Amazon announced that Drive will be shutting down at the end 2023.
Amazon sent customers an email announcing that Drive, its cloud file storage service, will be ending on December 31, 2023. Amazon notified customers via email that Amazon Drive had been providing secure cloud storage services for Amazon customers to store their files for the past 11 years.
We will no longer be supporting Amazon Drive as of December 31, 2023. Focus more on storing photos with Amazon Photos.” As a reminder, Amazon Drive (formerly Amazon Cloud Drive) was launched in 2011 to offer cloud storage, file backups, file sharing, and photo printing services. You could get 5GB of storage for free with apps for Android, iOS, or a website. You’ll have just over one year to find a replacement or transfer your files after the shutdown was announced in late 2014.
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Amazon Drive is over, cloud file storage service ends
Amazon will gradually phase out the services in order to complete the removal of the service by December 31, 2023. Amazon will remove the Amazon Drive app from the iOS and Android apps stores on October 31st. You can no longer upload files to Amazon Drive.
Amazon Photos allows customers to transfer large amounts of their files, but not all files. You will need another cloud storage provider to store the rest of your files. You can find our guide to the top cloud storage services for backing up your data if you are unsure of which host to use.
Upload your files first to transfer your data. Just go to amazon.com/clouddrive and log in with your Amazon account. Click on the blue download icon at the top of the navigation to select the files or folders that you wish to back up.