Add Dropbox to Microsoft Teams

Updated Dec 18, 2023

Access your Dropbox files directly in Microsoft Teams when you add Dropbox as cloud storage. Any Dropbox user can add Dropbox as cloud storage in their Microsoft Teams account. When you add Dropbox as cloud storage, you can:

  • Collaborate with Dropbox shared folder members in Microsoft Teams
  • Open, create, and edit Office files in your Dropbox folder using Microsoft Teams
  • Map Dropbox folders to channels on Microsoft Teams

Learn more about the system requirements you need to use Dropbox with Microsoft Teams.

Add Dropbox as cloud storage

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.
  2. In Teams, choose Files.
  3. Click Add cloud storage.
  4. Select Dropbox.
  5. Choose the Dropbox account you want to connect to Microsoft Teams.
  6. Click Allow.

Map a Dropbox folder to a channel

  1. In Microsoft Teams, choose a channel.
  2. Under Files, click Add cloud storage.
  3. Choose a folder from Dropbox that you want to add.
  4. Click Add to this folder to add the folder to the channel.
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  • All members of the channel can see the folder under the Files tab.
  • Only members who can view or edit the folder in Dropbox can view or edit the folder in Teams.
  • Members who don’t have permission to view the folder see an error message if they try to access it. 

Add Dropbox files to a conversation 

There are two ways to share Dropbox files in a conversation in Teams.

Upload your file

  1. In your conversation, click the paperclip icon.
  2. Select Dropbox.
  3. Choose the file you want to upload.
  4. Click Upload a copy.
  5. Choose the location to upload the file.
  6. Click Upload file

The file is posted to your conversation.

Get a link to your file

  1. In the channel, choose Files.
  2. Choose the file you want a link to.
  3. Click the "..." (ellipsis) icon.
  4. Click Get link

A Microsoft Teams link copies to your clipboard. If you paste this link into a browser, recipients need to sign in to Office Online to view the file.

Use your Dropbox files in Microsoft Teams

You can open, create, and edit Office files stored in Dropbox from your Teams account. Changes made to your Dropbox files in Microsoft Teams sync everywhere you access your files in Dropbox.

To view your Dropbox files in Teams, click Files in Microsoft Teams. 

  • If you open a Microsoft Office file, the file opens in Office Online. 
  • If you open any other file type, you’re taken to the folder where it’s saved on
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Note: Microsoft limits files that can open in Office Online to 160 MB.

Learn more about how to manage files in Microsoft Teams.

Remove Dropbox as cloud storage

To remove Dropbox as cloud storage:


  1. Log in to
  2. Click your avatar.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Select the Security tab.
  5. Click the next to the Microsoft Teams app.

In Microsoft Teams

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.
  2. Click Files.
  3. Hover over Dropbox and click the “" (ellipsis) icon.
  4. Click Sign out.
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