Goodbye, Amazon Drive.
Amazon sent emails out Friday morning to Amazon Drive users to notify them that the company is shutting down its cloud storage service on Dec. 31, 2023.
“We are taking the opportunity to more fully focus our efforts on Amazon Photos to provide customers a dedicated solution for photos and video storage,” Amazon says in an FAQ.
Amazon says photos and videos in Amazon Drive accounts have been automatically saved to Amazon Photos.
“If you rely on Amazon Drive for your file storage, you will need to go to the Amazon Drive website and download your files by December 31, 2023,” Amazon noted.
Amazon Drive launched 11 years ago. It competes with similar offerings from Dropbox, Microsoft, Box, and other software giants.
Amazon will continue operating Amazon Photos, which gives Prime members free photo storage and up to 5GB of storage for non-members.