Microsoft is removing the 2GB file sync ban on its OneDrive cloud storage service

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Microsoft is currently lifting the ban on file syncs of over 2GB. We reached out to Microsoft, and a rep confirmed the news to Digital Trends.

“We have started the work to increase the file size limit for all OneDrive consumer accounts,” a Microsoft rep told us in an email. “We have started the process with a small number of customers and will continue to roll it out to our full customer base. We will have more to share on this update in the near future, stay tuned to the OneDrive blog.”

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It looks like this change was first noted by OneDrive users themselves. A Twitter user by the name of @biggerthan2GB posted a screenshot of a 3.6GB file syncing to his OneDrive account over the holiday weekend.

While this may qualify as a pleasant surprise, Omar Shahine, Microsoft’s Group Program Manager for OneDrive, recently said that Redmond was working to remove the 2GB restriction in an official forum thread for the cloud storage service.

“It’s simply an old limit that we’ve been working on removing for far too long now,” Shahine said on August 21. “The good news is that we are actively working on this.”

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Microsoft hasn’t made any official announcements on its OneDrive blog yet, but we expect to see a post soon.

There has been a lot of news in the cloud storage world lately. Last week alone, BitTorrent revealed that it is adding the ability to share stuff using links, along with security features like password protection, and more. Dropbox announced that it is eliminating its multiple Pro user plans, and replacing it with a single offering that costs $9.99 per month, and includes 1TB of storage.

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