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Microsoft Is Doubling Your Paid OneDrive Storage, Adding a Personal Vault

Personal Vault is rolling out to users, who will note 100GB of storage for the same price as their current $2.99 plan.


is rollout out a Personal Vault feature and increased value for its OneDrive . As spotted by WindowsUnited, those on the platforms $1.99 plan will have their space doubled from 50GB to 100GB.

This should put it more in line with modern requirements and make it more attractive to customers. However, it's worth noting that both this and the new feature are undergoing a phased rollout, so you may not see the extra just yet.

Speaking of Personal Vault, we now know a little more about how it will work. It can be likened to a highly secure safe inside your home. You have the regular door, which is your OneDrive account password and two-factor, then an additional layer around your most important or private files.

This can be secured with a PIN, fingerprint, face, or email/SMS code. Everything from the vault is synced to a BitLocker encrypted area of the hard drive and will re-lock with your PC or after 20 minutes of inactivity.

Though some users may wonder what they'd use the feature for, there are a variety of wide-ranging uses. For example, it's a good idea for anyone to make a copy of their passport and driving license. Occasionally, apps also ask for a picture of your bank card for verification. Meanwhile, it could serve as a private area if you share your OneDrive account.

Personal Vault was first announced last month so it's great to see it rolling out already. The storage plan brings it in-line with Drive, which also offers 100GB for $2.

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Ryan has had a passion for gaming and technology since early childhood. Fusing the skills from his Creative Writing and Publishing degree with profound technical knowledge, he enjoys covering news about Microsoft. As an avid writer, he is also working on his debut novel.

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