Microsoft has announced the cancellation of its previously announced plan to count space used by OneDrive’s new photo gallery. The plan was set to take effect on October 16, 2023, but the company has changed its mind after receiving feedback from users.
Previously, Microsoft had announced that photos in the OneDrive Gallery and photos in Photo Albums would be counted separately, which many users saw as a double-counting of space, resulting in inflated storage usage. This led to protests, and Microsoft has now decided to adjust its calculation method.
In recent times, cloud storage providers have been increasingly adjusting their usage policies. For instance, OneDrive has stopped selling unlimited storage, just like Dropbox.
TLDR: Microsoft has reversed its decision to count space used by its new photo gallery feature in OneDrive following feedback from users. This move comes after protests from users who found the policy to be double-counting storage space. Other cloud storage providers, such as Dropbox, have also made adjustments to their storage policies.