OneDrive Expandable Storage and Personal Vault Launches Worldwide

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in OneDrive with 9 Comments

Microsoft announced two major features for OneDrive back in June: Personal Vault and expandable storage. Both of the features are launching worldwide today.

OneDrive’s new Personal Vault provides users with a secure place within their OneDrive cloud storage. The vault can only be accessed using a pin or your phone’s biometric authentication system. Personal Vault includes other features like automatic locking, BitLocker encryption on Windows 10, and restricted sharing. The feature first launched in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, but Microsoft is rolling the feature out to all users worldwide today. For those with the free or standalone 100GB plan of OneDrive, you will only be able to store up to 3 files in your Personal Vault, while everyone else will be able to store as many files as they want on their Personal Vault.

Expandable storage on OneDrive is also launching today, meaning those with an Office 365 subscription can now expand their 1TB storage in 200GB increments, starting at $1.99 a month for an additional 200GB of storage.

Microsoft is also announcing the release of the Dark Mode for OneDrive on iOS, which works on all devices with iOS 13. And on Windows 10, PC folder backup is now more deeply integrated with the newest version of Windows 10.

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