Google removes 5 million file creation cap for Drive after backlash

Google has modified its tune and eliminated the file creation limit it quietly carried out for Drive over the previous weeks. In a Twitter announcement (through Android Police), the Google Drive account mentioned it is rolling again a “system replace to… merchandise limits” that was made to “protect stability and optimize efficiency.” The tech large mentioned it solely ever impacted a small variety of customers, but it surely’s now exploring various approaches to make sure steady efficiency for all. 

A number of Drive customers have encountered an error displaying their add had failed and that they could not exceed a creation restrict of 5 million gadgets since February. A Google spokesperson not too long ago confirmed to Ars Technica that it had instituted a 5 million file creation cap to “forestall misuse of [its] system in a means that may impression [its] stability and security.” Whereas Google did not point out the cap in its new announcement, that is exactly the way it described the change it has determined to roll again. 

Google caught flak not only for placing a ceiling on what number of recordsdata a person could make, but additionally for not warning folks about it. The creation cap affected paying customers, in any case, even these subscribed to the very best Google One tier that is supposed to supply as much as 30TB of storage. It was very a lot doable to hit the file quantity cap earlier than reaching that storage restrict for individuals who ceaselessly make or add smaller recordsdata. As well as, Drive does not have a counter that might warn customers that they are approaching the 5 million file creation cap.

Backside line, it wasn’t the most effective method to stop Drive misuse, and never telling customers about it beforehand was maybe as dangerous the restrict itself. Google promised in its announcement that if it decides to include modifications to the cloud storage service sooner or later, it should talk them to customers upfront. 

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