How to share files from your phone or tablet

When you share a file or folder from your phone or tablet, you can choose exactly who gets to view or edit your file.

If you don't already have it, download the Dropbox mobile app for easier sharing. 

Not using Dropbox yet? See how Dropbox makes it easy to send large files.

Share with an email invitation

  1. Open the Dropbox mobile app.
  2. Tap the “⁝” (vertical ellipsis on Android) “” (ellipsis on iPhone/iPad) next to the file or folder you’d like to share.
  3. Tap Share.
  4. Tap Invite to file.
  5. Tap under Send to and type the email or name of the person (or people) you’d like to share with.
  6. Select Can view or Can edit under the list of recipients.
  7. Tap Share.

Share with a link

  1. Open the Dropbox mobile app.
  2. Tap the “⁝” (vertical ellipsis on Android) “” (ellipsis on iPhone/iPad) next to the file or folder you’d like to share.
  3. Tap Share.
  4. Tap Copy link. The link will be copied to your clipboard. 
  5. Paste the link where you’d like to share it.
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