There were reports last week that Microsoft's OneDrive was allowing files over 2GB to be uploaded to the service. The company has now made it official by announcing that its cloud service will be supporting files up to 10GB in size. It doesn't matter if you are on the OneDrive website, or using the Windows, Mac, or mobile apps, support for large files is now available everywhere.
"We recognized that people not only have more files than they did before, but they have bigger files as well. This is a top feature request we’ve received and we’re excited to deliver it!", the Microsoft said, adding that the feature is available now for OneDrive, and will be coming soon for OneDrive for Business.
In addition, the software giant has also increased the number of files that can be downloaded or uploaded at a given time on PCs and Macs. The company says this parallel syncing netted an approximately threefold increase in syncing speed in internal tests. The feature has begun rolling out and should be available to all Windows and Mac OneDrive users in the coming weeks.
Alongside these changes, Microsoft has also made it easy to share files with others by adding a new feature that gives you the ability to quickly get links to content in your OneDrive folder without needing to go to the web.
Right clicking on one or more files will now give you a “Share a OneDrive link” option that can be used to create a sharing link which you can pass around via email, IM, and more. While the feature has begun rolling out to OneDrive on Windows 7 and 8, Windows 8.1 and Mac users will have to wait a little longer.
Finally, you'll now also be able to drag folders directly into the OneDrive website from browsers where folder dragging/dropping is supported.