Amazon is shutting down its Amazon Drive cloud storage service, which has been running for 11 years worldwide, as of December 31, 2023. In an e-mail, the group announced to its customers that it would not be possible to upload any files as of January 31, 2023. The Verge, among others, reports on this.
Apps are disappearing from the App Store
Access to files stored through the Amazon Drive apps should still work as of October 31, 2023. Photos and videos that are excluded from this announcement are already automatically saved in Amazon Photos and must remain accessible permanently. Apps for Amazon Drive will also disappear from the respective app stores for Android and iOS, scheduled for October 31 of this year.
As explained by Amazon in the FAQ at the end of Amazon Drive, the company intends to use the reduction in its offers to focus its efforts entirely on Amazon Photos in the future. It also explains what to do if you’re having trouble downloading your files. Amazon Drive offered 5 GB of storage space free (compared to Google Drive) to all Amazon users with the option to increase the storage amount for a fee; Amazon Prime has unlimited storage capacity for photos.
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