There are several ways to share the files and folders in your Dropbox account. Before you share, you need to decide if you want people to be able to edit your file, only view it, or if you need to collect files from someone.
You can also work with people and share ideas in real-time with Dropbox Paper.
If you want the people you share with to be able to edit your files, you can share a folder with them. Changes to the contents inside a shared folder are synced with members of that folder almost instantly. It's a great solution to working together on large projects, sharing important family photos or documents, and any other collaborative effort.
If you need someone to be able to see your files, but not edit them, you can send them a link to that file, or you can give them either view-only permissions.
Share a link to a file or folder
When you share a link with someone, they can view the file or folder on dropbox.com. You can send a link by email, Facebook, Twitter, instant message, social networks, wherever you want. You can share these links with anyone, even if they don't have a Dropbox account.
The link opens as a preview on dropbox.com, and recipients can comment on the file.