Dropbox Adds File Sharing to Messenger

NicoleMotta on Tuesday April 12, 2016 at 12:08:18 PM

Dropbox Adds File Sharing to Messenger

On Monday, Dropbox launched a new feature that allows users to send photos, videos, and files via Messenger.

With this new feature, users can access their Dropbox files from within the Messenger app. To access it, simply tap the More button in Messenger for iOS or Android, and you'll find Dropbox as an available source. The Messenger feature is linked to the Dropbox app installed on your device, allowing you to share any file from the cloud storage app within the messaging app. Videos and images will be displayed within the chats, but other types of files will need to be opened with the Dropbox mobile app. Users can preview and save the shared files via the Dropbox app. This feature requires both Messenger and the updated Dropbox app, launched Monday.

This announcement comes just one day ahead of Facebook's F8 developer conference, which kicks off today in San Francisco. Facebook is expected to reveal the next generation of Messenger at the event, as well as a new chat bot service for the Messenger platform. Other expected Messenger features include news content, marketing, and live chat APIs. Facebook may announce other new Messenger integrations at the event as well. In addition to Messenger, the company is expected to announce new Live video features, including production tools, and will open its Instant Articles project to all publishers. Facebook is also planning to host a session on "VR Capture Technology" at the event, although the description of the session is cryptic. The VR session will be led by Brian Cabral, who works on "advanced computational imaging projects" for the company.

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