Microsoft is increasing the 2GB file size limit to 10GB for OneDrive users. OneDrive users can now upload files up to 10GB in size which now match Dropbox and Google Drive in the heated cloud battle.
Many users were calling for unlimited file size however that was not the case. The free version of OneDrive offers 15GB of storage so mow you can fill your box with only two files.
And if you plan to try to hit the limit, things just got faster and easier as Microsoft has improved file syncing. Microsoft claims that a new method of parallel syncing (uploading and downloading) simultaneously has increased in speed however this will be rolling out over the coming weeks.
Google Chrome users accessing OneDrive.com through Google’s web browser can drag and drop entire folders onto the website to upload them with a minimum of effort. Once uploaded, there’s another new feature to use — easy file sharing from Windows 7 and 8. Forget having to visit OneDrive.com to share files with someone, now you can just right click a file and make use of the context menu instead. Unfortunately, Windows 8.1 and Mac users will have to wait longer.