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April 12, 2016

Facebook Messenger Dropbox Integration Makes File Sharing Easier

Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 9.29.11 PMPhotos, videos, and other files can now be shared from Dropbox without ever having to leave Facebook Messenger.

Now, when you tap the More button in Messenger for iOS or Android, Dropbox will pop up as an available source.

“We want people to communicate just the way they want to on Messenger, with everyone they care about,” Messenger head of product Stan Chudnovsky said. “Giving our users the ability to share their Dropbox videos and images in Messenger threads with just a few taps will help them bring more style and personality to those conversations.”

If you have the updated Dropbox app installed on your phone, you can share any file in your Dropbox through the Messenger app.

Videos, GIFS and images will be displayed directly in your chats. For other files, tapping Open will bring recipients to the Dropbox mobile app, where they can preview and save files.

“It’s a quick, simple way to share vacation snapshots, home movies, and laugh-worthy memes with any of the 900 million people using Messenger—whether they’re Facebook friends or not,” Chudnovsky said.

The updated Dropbox app is available on the App Store or the Play Store. The integration is rolling out today and will soon be available to all users.