Dropbox Replay: an overview

Dropbox Replay is currently in beta and is subject to additional terms.

Dropbox Replay is a multimedia collaboration tool that allows users to consolidate comments, provide feedback, and finalize audio, video, and image projects. It also integrates with Adobe Premiere Pro, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, and other editing software to provide access to feedback directly from your editing tools.

Ready to share, edit, and review video projects with your team? Get Dropbox Replay.

How to add a file to Dropbox Replay

To upload an audio, video, or image file into Dropbox Replay:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Replay from the menu that appears.
    • Dropbox Replay will open in a new tab.
  4. Click Add files in the top-right corner.
  5. Click Add from Dropbox or Upload files.
  6. Choose the file you'd like to add.
  7. Click Add or Open.
    • Once upload is complete, a thumbnail for your file will appear under Your work.
  8. Click the thumbnail to open your file for drawing, commenting, or to begin a live review session.

Note: Drawing is only available for image and video files.

To create a new version of a file:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Replay from the menu that appears.
    • Dropbox Replay will open in a new tab.
  4. Hover over the thumbnail of the file you’d like to share.
  5. Click “” (ellipsis) in the top-right corner.
  6. Hover over New version.
  7. Click Add from Dropbox or Upload files.
  8. Choose the file you'd like to add.
  9. Click Add or Open.
    • Once upload is complete, the thumbnail for your file will refresh and the number of file versions will appear at the bottom right corner (Example: V2).

How to share a file in Dropbox Replay

To share an audio, video, or image file in Dropbox Replay:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Replay from the menu that appears.
    • Dropbox Replay will open in a new tab.
  4. Hover over the thumbnail of the file you’d like to share.
  5. Click “” (ellipsis) in the top-right corner.
  6. Click Share from the menu that appears.
  7. Select View and comment or View only, depending on if you want users to be able to comment on the file, then click Copy link.
  8. Paste the link where you’d like to share it.

Note: Links to files will display the title of the file as well as a thumbnail preview and a short description of Dropbox Replay.

To share a project folder in Dropbox Replay:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Replay from the menu that appears.
    • Dropbox Replay will open in a new tab.
  4. Hover over the thumbnail of the folder you’d like to share.
  5. Click “” (ellipsis) in the top-right corner.
  6. Click Add people from the menu that appears.
  7. Enter the names or emails of the people you’d like to add.
  8. Add a message, if you’d like.
  9. Choose Edit or View and comment, depending on the permissions you’d like to grant.
  10. Click Add.

How to delete a file in Dropbox Replay

To delete a file in Dropbox Replay:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Replay from the menu that appears.
    • Dropbox Replay will open in a new tab.
  4. Hover over the thumbnail of the file you’d like to delete.
  5. Click “” (ellipsis) in the top-right corner.
  6. Click Delete from the menu that appears.
  7. Confirm by clicking Delete in the prompted message.
    • This will delete all versions of the file, including the shared links and comments.

To delete a version of a file in Dropbox Replay:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Replay from the menu that appears.
    • Dropbox Replay will open in a new tab.
  4. Click the file you'd like to delete a version of.
  5. Click on the version dropdown menu in the top-left corner.
    • This will be marked by the version that is open (Example: V2).
  6. Click “” (vertical ellipsis) next to the version you’d like to delete.
  7. Click Delete this version.
    • You can also Delete all versions from this menu.

How to start a live review session

You can start a live review session to review audio and video files with collaborators in real-time. During a live review session, you can comment directly on the frame, as well as see what others are commenting. If you start a live review session for a video file, you and your collaborators can also draw on the frame and see what others are drawing. Anyone in the live review session can control audio or video playback. Learn more about live review sessions.

FAQs about Dropbox Replay

What happens if I delete the original audio, video, or image file from my Dropbox account?

Deleting the original audio, video, or image file in your Dropbox account won't have an effect on your Dropbox Replay project. The only way an audio, video, or image file (and its comments) can be deleted from Replay is by directly removing it from your Replay dashboard.

What happens if I rename or move the original audio, video, or image file in my Dropbox account?

Moving or renaming the original audio, video, or image file in Dropbox won't affect the file in Dropbox Replay. 

Who will have access to the audio, video, or image file in Replay that I imported from Dropbox?

Those who have access to the file in Dropbox will automatically have access to the file in Dropbox Replay.

Are there any system requirements for Dropbox Replay?

Dropbox Replay runs through the internet browser on your desktop. To ensure the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome. Read more about system requirements for Dropbox Replay.

Do I have to join a live review session to leave comments?

No, users don’t have to join a live session to make notes or post comments.

What does a “Shutdown in progress” error message mean?

This means the live review feature is down for maintenance. Maintenance usually takes 30-45 minutes.

I forgot to post my drawings, can I get them back?

Your drawings on videos will be saved as drafts, marked as empty circles on the video timeline that you can click to view. You can either Post drawing as comment by clicking the paper airplane icon or Delete drawing by clicking the trashcan icon.

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