Dropbox is the personal cloud storage where the user can upload their files like pictures, videos, documents etc into it and access those files from anywhere as per the user wish. The files that the user uploads in the Dropbox have been automatically synced with all user devices. Even the user can share those files with whom the user wants to share. But it takes some long time to share those files on Facebook messenger because of switching between two applications. Here after, the user won’t need to proceed those lengthy processes to share Dropbox files on Facebook Messenger.
Facebook Messenger release new feature as sharing option by adding some of the applications including Dropbox into its more panel. So, the user can share Dropbox files on Facebook Messenger without switching between applications. By this new sharing option, the user can upload files (pictures, videos, documents etc…) easily into the Dropbox apps and share Dropbox files on Facebook Messenger.
Share Dropbox files on Facebook Messenger
According to official news (Dropbox blog post), the user needs to update both the Dropbox and Facebook Messenger application to share Dropbox files on Facebook Messenger directly.
Note: The receipt also need to use Facebook Messenger, so that the receipt can view those received files from his/her friends. If the receipt uses the Facebook web browser view, the receipt can view only the file name but did not receive the link which needs to open the file.
Steps to share Dropbox files on Facebook Messenger
Before moving to share Dropbox files on Facebook Messenger, just check your devices about whether the apps (Facebook Messenger and Dropbox) has been updated or not. If not updated, go to My App section in Google Play Store (Android) / click update in iOS app store. If you have updated those applications, follow the below steps to share Dropbox files on Facebook Messenger.
• In Facebook Messenger, Click on … button placed at the end of the shared options.
• Click on Open button which is placed next to the Dropbox application.
• It will show you a display ‘Messenger wants to open Dropbox’ with options Open and Cancel. Click Open option.
• Select file that you like to share with your friends.
• Once you select the files that you wish to share, Tap Send Photo (if image) / Send Video (if clips) option.
That’s it. Simple!!!
By following the above steps, Share Dropbox files on Facebook Messenger directly.