What are Dropbox Spaces?

In the fall of 2019, Dropbox introduced Dropbox Spaces along with a new Dropbox desktop experience.

A Dropbox Space is what we call a folder after you use its collaborative features. Any collaborative features you add or change are mirrored across all devices and can be seen by anyone with access to the Space.

These collaborative features can be found at the top of any folder. They include:

If you turn a folder into what we call a Space, it stays in the same place and is shared with the same people. It’s available on dropbox.com and the Dropbox desktop app, and can be viewed from the Dropbox mobile app. The files within it, the collaborative features, and any changes made to both, are mirrored in all three places.

How do I create and edit a Space?

A folder is called a Space once any of the collaborative features are used. To use the collaborative features:

  1. Click any folder to open it on dropbox.com or the Dropbox desktop app.
  2. Click the top of the folder where it says Click here to describe this folder and turn it into a Space and add any of the collaborative features that appear in the toolbar. (Click Show examples to see some examples of collaborative features).

You can edit the collaborative features of your Space on dropbox.com or the Dropbox desktop app.

Note: You can’t add or edit collaborative features on the Dropbox mobile app, but you can view them. To view them, open the Space and click the Overview tab.

How do I share a Space?

Give people editing or viewing access to a Space the same way you would a folder. If you turn a folder into a Space, its sharing permissions stay the same. Those who could previously edit the folder can now edit the Space and its collaborative features. Those who could previously only view the folder, can now only view the Space and its collaborative features.

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