Amazon Drive, which debuted in 2011 as “a secure cloud storage service for Amazon customers to back up their files,” will shut down at the end of 2023 (via 9to5Google).
The service offers customers 5GB of free storage with apps for iOS, Android, and the web. Amazon is warning users of the service disruption who have “files stored on Amazon Drive that are not supported by Amazon Photos.”
The company has confirmed that it will have no impact on Amazon Photos. “We will continue to offer customers the ability to securely back up, share and organize photos and videos with Amazon Photos,” he said.
Amazon noted that this Drive deprecation is intended to “further focus our efforts on storing photos and videos with Amazon Photos.”
On January 31, 2023, Amazon Drive will no longer support new downloads. As of December 31, 2023, users will no longer be able to view or download old content. We recommend that you download local copies before this date:
Step-by-step instructions for downloading your files, managing your paid subscription, and resources for additional help are available on our FAQs.
All photos and videos stored on Amazon Drive will automatically appear in Amazon Photos.