Connect calendars and meetings to Dropbox

You can connect your Google or Outlook calendar to your Dropbox account. The calendar integration allows you to view upcoming meetings, join meetings, and attach files to meetings right from your desktop.

To connect your Google or Outlook calendar:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click your profile picture (or grey circle) in the upper-right corner.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click the Connected apps tab.
  5. Next to Google or Outlook, click Connect to Google or Connect to Outlook and follow the prompts to allow access.

Join meetings from the Dropbox desktop app

Once you connect your calendar, you can access your scheduled meetings from the Dropbox desktop app. To join, you must have created a meeting with one of the following:

To join meetings in the Dropbox desktop app:

  1. Click the Dropbox icon in your system tray or menu bar. 
  2. Click the For you tab to view any upcoming meetings in your Google or Outlook calendar. 
    • Note: Meetings will appear 5 minutes before the meeting begins and remain 10 minutes after it ends
  3. Click Join Zoom meeting, Join Google Hangouts, or Join Google Meet to join your meeting.

Attach files to your meetings from the desktop app

You can attach files to your meetings right from your desktop. 

To attach a file to a meeting:

  1. Click the Dropbox icon in your system tray or menu bar. 
  2. Click the For you tab to view any upcoming meetings in your Google or Outlook calendar. 
    • Note: Meetings will appear 5 minutes before the meeting begins and remain 10 minutes after it ends
  3. Click Attach below the meeting you’d like to attach a file to.
    • Dropbox may also make file attachment Suggestions, which appear under the meeting name
  4. Click the file you’d like to attach.
  5. Click OK (Windows) or Select (Mac).
    • You can attach up to three files to a meeting

To take meeting notes in a Dropbox Paper template, click the downward-facing arrow next to Attach, and click Take notes.

Can others see my attached files?

If the other participants of the meeting have access to the file you attach through Dropbox sharing permissions, it will also appear in their For you tab. Otherwise, only you can see it.

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