Link or unlink two Dropbox accounts

Dropbox users on a Dropbox Business plan can link their Dropbox Business account with one Basic, Plus, Family, or Professional account.

Note: Basic, Plus, Family, and Professional accounts can’t be linked to each other. Dropbox Business accounts can’t be linked with other Dropbox Business accounts. 

If you’re a Dropbox Business admin, learn how to manage team members’ linked accounts and devices.

When you link two Dropbox accounts, you can easily switch between them anywhere you use Dropbox without signing out of one and signing into the other every time you want to switch.

You can link your accounts, and switch between them, on dropbox.com and the Dropbox apps on any device. However, you can only unlink on dropbox.com. Once you link or unlink two accounts, they become linked or unlinked everywhere you use Dropbox.

Although linking your accounts links them everywhere you use Dropbox, it doesn’t sign you into both accounts on all devices. It only signs you in where you initiated the link. Your other devices will display the option for you to sign into your linked account. After you do, you will remain signed in, and can easily switch between your linked accounts.

Personal security when linking to a team account

Linking accounts doesn’t transfer or share any information between the two accounts. It only makes it easier for you to switch between them. When you link a personal and team account, it doesn’t allow anyone on your team, including your admin, to access your personal Dropbox account through Dropbox, even if they use the “sign in as a team member” feature

Link your accounts on dropbox.com

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com with either account.
  2. Click your avatar (profile picture or initials).
  3. Click Settings.
  4. In the General tab, under Link your team account or Link your personal account, click Link accounts.

Link your accounts in the desktop app

  1. Open the Dropbox desktop app and sign in to one of the accounts you’d like to link.
  2. Open your Dropbox desktop app preferences.
  3. Click the Account tab.
  4. Click Link personal account  or Link team account.

Link your accounts in the mobile app

  1. Open the Dropbox mobile app and sign in to one of the accounts you’d like to link.
  2. Tap the menu icon (Android) or the gear icon (iPhone/iPad).
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap + Add team/personal account.

Unlink your accounts

You can only unlink your accounts on dropbox.com. Unlinking your accounts unlinks them everywhere. Across all devices and apps, you’ll be signed out of the last account you added to that app and stay signed in to the first account.

You can always sign back into your accounts on any device, as you normally would with any unlinked account.

To unlink your accounts:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com with one of the accounts you’d like to unlink.
  2. Click your avatar (profile picture or initials).
  3. In the General tab, under Linked accounts, click Unlink.
  4. Click Yes, unlink to confirm.
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