Microsoft's service OneDrive is used by a large number of users in order to secure their files there. Most of the people used to save up space in their cell phones by uploading files on OneDrive. However, the users were always limited to an upload size of 100 Gigabytes. Though 100 GB is also a pretty large size but the company is being extremely considerate, especially during the pandemic when people are shifted to remote working and virtual studies.
Microsoft announces to expand their upload size limit from 100 GB to 250 GB so that the remote workers and learners get enough space in OneDrive to store their important files and documents. According to the company, having a secure and reliable platform to store your files is very important; hence OneDrive will allow the users to share even the 4K and 8K videos files as well as CAD files, 3D models, or scientific data sets with their colleagues, clients, and peers.
The company clarified that not only the workers or students will get the 250 GB upload limit, but every OneDrive user will be able to use the service to upload larger game files or video albums.
Microsoft explains how it managed to raise the upload size limit to a massive 250 GB. Each file will be split into various chunks depending on the file's actual size, and each chunk will have a unique key for encryption. Moreover, the syncing of larger files will be facilitated by differential sync, due to which only those changes will be uploaded that are made by the users to the stored files.
Support for expanding the upload size limit to 250 GB will be released by late January, and the feature itself will roll out by the end of the first quarter.