You Can No Longer Create OneDrive Groups, Shared Folders Is The Path Going Forward

Microsoft’s consumer online storage service OneDrive had a neat feature called OneDrive Groups. OneDrive Groups allowed users to create a central store that can be accessed and co-owned by multiple people. When a OneDrive Group is created, 1GB of storage is allocated for a Group apart from your personal OneDrive Storage. Microsoft has now removed this feature from OneDrive and instead asks users to use Shared Folders to get similar functionality. Also, Microsoft confirmed that existing OneDrive groups will continue to function as they did in the past.

I understand that you can no longer create a new OneDrive group due to the error message you received. Please be inform that the creation of new OneDrive group is already discontinued.

However, you can still invite new contacts to existing OneDrive groups.

Source: Microsoft via: Neowin

  • Tirinti

    Microsoft is scroogling customers like Google does.

    • Bugbog

      It’d only be ‘scroogling’ if you got charged (or cheated) at both ends. As far as I’m aware this is not a feature we’re paying for, or got charged to use?

  • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

    OneDrive Groups (Formerly Windows Live Groups and SkyDrive Groups) have always been a great feature, and it’s sad that Microsoft is replacing this, a few weeks ago I just saw a website praising this feature. :-(

  • whatup12

    Do you guys find that sharing works the same way as it does on dropbox? we tried sharing and it wasn’t updating across different user’s computers. am i an idiot or is this the extent of the sharing feature in onedrive?

  • Nikitis

    I just got an email stating that groups are going away and that files will be deleted if I do not remove them. What is this feature, and how to I check if i’m in a group?