Dropbox Family is a plan with shared storage space that can be used by up to 6 members, age 13 and older.
With the Family plan, each family member has their own Dropbox account where they can securely store and organize their files and folders. The content each member adds or creates counts toward the total 2TB of shared storage.
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Every file or folder in a Family member’s account only counts once toward the total storage space quota. Sharing files and folders with other members of the same Family plan does not count toward the storage quota again. If you share with someone outside your Family plan, or if someone outside the plan shares with you, those files will count toward both your account quota and theirs.
All members of a Family plan can see how much storage space has been used, and how usage is divided between members.
To check storage space:
Tip: Maximize storage space by sharing with Family members, instead of saving copies of the same file. If plan members have copies of a file in their individual accounts, each file counts towards storage quota used–but a file that is shared among members only counts once.
When you share a file, Family members will have access to the file in their own Dropbox account. Documents, photos, and other files stored in Dropbox are updated automatically, so everyone with access to a file sees the same version.
You can share folders in the same way as files. Anyone you share the folder with will have access to the files inside. Using shared folders, you can create a space that all family members can access, as well as custom folders for specific people. Shared folders can help your family organize and access all types of files, from receipts and tax documents to photos and school work.
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Family members can choose to share files and folders with edit access or view-only access. Members can share with a single family member, or all of the members on their plan.
With edit access, family members can make changes to files and folders that are shared with them. These changes will be saved on the shared version, so everyone who has access to it will see the changes.
With view-only access, family members can view and add comments to shared files and folders, but they can’t make any changes.
Family members can share files and folders with other family members via email.
To share with an email invitation from the Dropbox desktop app:
To share with an email invitation from the Dropbox mobile app:
To share with an email invitation from dropbox.com:
Family members can share files and folders using a link. Instead of sending an email, Dropbox creates a unique link that you can copy and paste into an email, chat, text, or other message.
To share with a link from the Dropbox desktop app:
To share with a link from the Dropbox mobile app:
To share with a link from dropbox.com: