Dropbox product updates

Learn about the latest features for end users and admins.

June 2020

Sync queue

Dropbox in the Windows system tray and macOS menu bar now features a sync queue with detail on your file transfers. The sync queue shows individual progress on all currently syncing files, and allows you to give important files priority so they sync faster.


Support for larger uploads in file requests

File requests created by Dropbox Enterprise customers now support uploads as large as 250 GB, up from the previous limit of 100 GB per file.

Learn about file requests in our help center.

 


Access Dropbox files in Jira

Quickly find and insert Dropbox files in your editor with the new Smart Link slash command (/dropbox) in Jira.


Save files shared in Slack to Dropbox

Users that have connected their Slack and Dropbox accounts can now save file attachments shared in Slack directly to Dropbox.

Find more info on using Slack with Dropbox on our integration page.

 


Insights dashboard "Numbers to watch"

The insights dashboard has been updated with a new "Numbers to watch" section. From here, admins can see user activity—like shared links being created without a password or expiration date—that may need their attention.


Simplified user license acceptance

Now when new users are invited to a Dropbox Business team, they’ll be added automatically. Users won’t be required to manually accept emailed invites, but will still have to accept our terms of service upon their first sign-in.

This feature applies to users newly invited to Dropbox Business Advanced, Education, and Enterprise teams with verified domains and mandatory SSO.

Learn more about inviting users to a Dropbox Business team in our help center.

 


Team invite link

Dropbox Business team admins can now invite new members without needing their email addresses by sending a link. The link can be shared on Slack and allows admins to add new team members in bulk with link tracking capabilities. Additionally, team invite link can be shared with your team members, allowing them to invite new users.

May 2020

Media integration updates

With these new and updated integrations, you can bring your Dropbox content into the tools you use every day:

  • Accelerate file transfers with FileCatalyst
  • Collaborate around Adobe Creative Cloud content with CI HUB
  • Use GrayMeta’s AI-powered Curio to unlock content data and Iris for quality control and collaboration
  • Streamline feedback with Wipster
  • Bring automated transcription into Adobe Premiere Pro with ascribe.ai from axel ai
  • Add Dropbox content to your social media posts with Sprout Social
  • Manage media files on set and in post with Lesspain Software’s Kyno

Find more info about these media integrations on our blog.

 


Two new features added to Trello integration

A deeper integration with Trello lets you stay up to date on projects through Dropbox and get context on your content. You can now view updates to Trello projects in your Dropbox activity feed. You can also see previews of Dropbox files in Trello card comments.

Dropbox_Trello-Integration-Still-Images

 

WFH tools virtual training courses

Our free, live trainings help you get set up to work from home. Learn about how the Dropbox desktop and mobile apps can help you manage your files and collaborate across a distributed workforce. With step-by-step walkthroughs and live Q&A, you can get the help and training you need to get your work done.

Learn more, and sign up for a free virtual training.

 


The Dropbox State of Collaboration report

Dropbox teamed up with research house, Vanson Bourne, to create the first global report on collaboration. You can download the report to:

  • Learn how organizations collaborate in the US, Australia, France, Germany, and the UK
  • Understand the challenges they face and the improvements they require to drive business forward

Previous new feature announcements

March 2020

Zoom integration updates

Now you can easily save recordings and transcripts of your Zoom Meetings right into Dropbox from our new desktop app. Recordings will be saved as MP4s; transcripts will be saved in VTT format and indexed, so you can find them by searching for any term spoken in your meetings. In addition, you can now start instant meetings right from within Dropbox using Zoom’s powerful instant meeting feature.

Find more information on the zoom integration in our help center.

Automatically free up hard drive space

Our hard drive space saving feature is now available for all Dropbox Business teams. Team members can now choose to have Dropbox move inactive files off their computers and into the cloud—automatically. Files will still appear on your computer but will only take up a fraction of the hard drive space. When needed, you can double-click to download them on demand.

Learn more about automatic space saving in our help center.

New in the Dropbox app: people pages

The Dropbox app now features automatically created people pages for the team members you collaborate with the most. These pages show which files you and your teammate are working on together—and what they’ve updated recently—to help you find work faster.

Learn about people pages in our help center.

Shared file locking

We’ve introduced a new file locking feature for Dropbox Business. When you lock a file, people with access won’t be able to edit it at the same time as you—though they’ll still be able to view, comment on, and share the file. If locked out users need access, they can click a button to send a notification to the original user, asking them to unlock the file. Admins can also unlock files from the admin console.

You can find more details on file locking in our help center.

Insights dashboard

Now all Dropbox Business admins can easily assess and act on what's happening across their deployments with our insights dashboard. Our updated insights dashboard brings together key user activity like storage usage, collaboration data, and sharing details for more effective team management.

Learn more about the insights dashboard in our help center.

Premium support add-on

We’re now helping teams of all sizes get enhanced support, help, and offerings. Our premium support add-on offers 24/7 phone support, training sessions for new and existing features, one-hour response time, and continual updates on business-critical tickets. Premium support is currently only available in English on Dropbox Business Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise accounts.

Find out more about premium support in our help center.

Dropbox Rewind available to all teams

Admins now have the power to restore team content to a previous point in time using Dropbox Rewind. This feature allows admins to easily roll back team content up to 180 days, for quicker recovery when disaster strikes. Dropbox Rewind is available to teams on all Dropbox Business and Education plans.

For more info on Rewind, visit our help center.

Folder history

Now you can view all actions taken within a specific folder or its subfolders from the folder history panel. This new panel lets you track every time someone moves, edits, renames, adds, or deletes a file from the folder. Folder history is available for up to 180 days for most users; accounts with the extended version history (EVH) will have access to up to 10 years of folder history.

Learn more about folder history in our help center.

Search highlights

Search results in Dropbox now display snippets of the text in each file to help you find the right content. The search highlights feature is available on the following plans: Plus, Professional and Business.

Learn more about file search in our help center.

Data governance add-on

IT admins can now bring extended version history and legal holds to their Dropbox Business teams with our new Data Governance add-on. Extended version history allows teams to recover any edited or deleted file for up to 10 years, and guarantees all versions of non-deleted content will be available for audit and compliance for 10 years. The legal holds feature will allow admins to view and export all the content that’s been created or modified by any member. Members affected by a legal hold can still create, edit, and delete files, but will not be made aware of the hold.

More information on legal holds and extended version history is available in our help center.

Actionable account capture email notifications

Business team admins on Enterprise plans can now set up email notifications to bring individual Dropbox users at their company onto their team account. The emails allow captured users to choose between joining the company account or changing their existing Dropbox account email to a personal one. Admins can add custom messaging, send emails an unlimited number of times, and see when the email was last sent.

Learn more about actionable account capture email notifications in our help center.

Enterprise console settings locking

Enterprise admins overseeing multiple Dropbox Business deployments can now lock down business critical settings across their organization by preventing team admins from making changes to individual settings. A lock icon will now appear next to each setting, allowing enterprise admins to prevent team admins from adjusting the setting for their teams.

Learn more about enterprise console settings locking in our help center.

 

Please note: The products or features described above may not be released yet, so the timing and exact functionality of these products or features may change from what's shared here. We also cannot guarantee that these products or features will be available to you or in your local language. The decision to purchase our services should be made based on features that are currently available.

 

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June 2020


Support for larger uploads in file requests

File requests created by Dropbox Enterprise customers now support uploads as large as 250 GB, up from the previous limit of 100 GB per file.

Learn about file requests in our help center.

 


Sync queue

Dropbox in the Windows system tray and macOS menu bar now features a sync queue with detail on your file transfers. The sync queue shows individual progress on all currently syncing files, and allows you to give important files priority so they sync faster.


Save files shared in Slack to Dropbox

Users that have connected their Slack and Dropbox accounts can now save file attachments shared in Slack directly to Dropbox.

Find more info on using Slack with Dropbox on our integration page.

 


May 2020

Media integration updates

With these new and updated integrations, you can bring your Dropbox content into the tools you use every day:

  • Accelerate file transfers with FileCatalyst
  • Collaborate around Adobe Creative Cloud content with CI HUB
  • Use GrayMeta’s AI-powered Curio to unlock content data and Iris for quality control and collaboration
  • Streamline feedback with Wipster
  • Bring automated transcription into Adobe Premiere Pro with ascribe.ai from axel ai
  • Add Dropbox content to your social media posts with Sprout Social
  • Manage media files on set and in post with Lesspain Software’s Kyno

Find more info about these media integrations on our blog.

 


Two new features added to Trello integration

A deeper integration with Trello lets you stay up to date on projects through Dropbox and get context on your content. You can now view updates to Trello projects in your Dropbox activity feed. You can also see previews of Dropbox files in Trello card comments.

Dropbox_Trello-Integration-Still-Images

 

WFH tools virtual training courses

Our free, live trainings help you get set up to work from home. Learn about how the Dropbox desktop and mobile apps can help you manage your files and collaborate across a distributed workforce. With step-by-step walkthroughs and live Q&A, you can get the help and training you need to get your work done.

Learn more, and sign up for a free virtual training.

 


The Dropbox State of Collaboration report

Dropbox teamed up with research house, Vanson Bourne, to create the first global report on collaboration. You can download the report to:

  • Learn how organizations collaborate in the US, Australia, France, Germany, and the UK
  • Understand the challenges they face and the improvements they require to drive business forward

Previous end user feature announcements

March 2020

Zoom integration updates

Now you can easily save recordings and transcripts of your Zoom Meetings right into Dropbox from our new desktop app. Recordings will be saved as MP4s; transcripts will be saved in VTT format and indexed, so you can find them by searching for any term spoken in your meetings. In addition, you can now start instant meetings right from within Dropbox using Zoom’s powerful instant meeting feature.

Find more information on the zoom integration in our help center.

Automatically free up hard drive space

Our hard drive space saving feature is now available for all Dropbox Business teams. Team members can now choose to have Dropbox move inactive files off their computers and into the cloud—automatically. Files will still appear on your computer but will only take up a fraction of the hard drive space. When needed, you can double-click to download them on demand.

Learn more about automatic space saving in our help center.

New in the Dropbox app: people pages

The Dropbox app now features automatically created people pages for the team members you collaborate with the most. These pages show which files you and your teammate are working on together—and what they’ve updated recently—to help you find work faster.

Learn about people pages in our help center.

Shared file locking

We’ve introduced a new file locking feature for Dropbox Business. When you lock a file, people with access won’t be able to edit it at the same time as you—though they’ll still be able to view, comment on, and share the file. If locked out users need access, they can click a button to send a notification to the original user, asking them to unlock the file. Admins can also unlock files from the admin console.

You can find more details on file locking in our help center.

Folder history

Now you can view all actions taken within a specific folder or its subfolders from the folder history panel. This new panel lets you track every time someone moves, edits, renames, adds, or deletes a file from the folder. Folder history is available for up to 180 days for most users; accounts with the extended version history (EVH) will have access to up to 10 years of folder history.

Learn more about folder history in our help center.

Search highlights

Search results in Dropbox now display snippets of the text in each file to help you find the right content. The search highlights feature is available on the following plans: Plus, Professional and Business.

Learn more about file search in our help center.

 

Please note: The products or features described above may not be released yet, so the timing and exact functionality of these products or features may change from what's shared here. We also cannot guarantee that these products or features will be available to you or in your local language. The decision to purchase our services should be made based on features that are currently available.

 

light bulb Share your ideas!

Got an idea for a new Dropbox feature? Share it with us!

June 2020

Insights dashboard "Numbers to watch"

The insights dashboard has been updated with a new "Numbers to watch" section. From here, admins can see user activity—like shared links being created without a password or expiration date—that may need their attention.

Team invite link

Dropbox Business team admins can now invite new members without needing their email addresses by sending a link. The link can be shared on Slack and allows admins to add new team members in bulk with link tracking capabilities. Additionally, team invite link can be shared with your team members, allowing them to invite new users.


Simplified user license acceptance

Now when new users are invited to a Dropbox Business team, they’ll be added automatically. Users won’t be required to manually accept emailed invites, but will still have to accept our terms of service upon their first sign-in.

This feature applies to users newly invited to Dropbox Business Advanced, Education, and Enterprise teams with verified domains and mandatory SSO.

Learn more about inviting users to a Dropbox Business team in our help center.

 


Access Dropbox files in Jira

Quickly find and insert Dropbox files in your editor with the new Smart Link slash command (/dropbox) in Jira.

Previous admin feature announcements

March 2020

Insights dashboard

Now all Dropbox Business admins can easily assess and act on what's happening across their deployments with our insights dashboard. Our updated insights dashboard brings together key user activity like storage usage, collaboration data, and sharing details for more effective team management.

Learn more about the insights dashboard in our help center.

Premium support add-on

We’re now helping teams of all sizes get enhanced support, help, and offerings. Our premium support add-on offers 24/7 phone support, training sessions for new and existing features, one-hour response time, and continual updates on business-critical tickets. Premium support is currently only available in English on Dropbox Business Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise accounts.

Find out more about premium support in our help center.

Dropbox Rewind available to all teams

Admins now have the power to restore team content to a previous point in time using Dropbox Rewind. This feature allows admins to easily roll back team content up to 180 days, for quicker recovery when disaster strikes. Dropbox Rewind is available to teams on all Dropbox Business and Education plans.

For more info on Rewind, visit our help center.

Data governance add-on

IT admins can now bring extended version history and legal holds to their Dropbox Business teams with our new Data Governance add-on. Extended version history allows teams to recover any edited or deleted file for up to 10 years, and guarantees all versions of non-deleted content will be available for audit and compliance for 10 years. The legal holds feature will allow admins to view and export all the content that’s been created or modified by any member. Members affected by a legal hold can still create, edit, and delete files, but will not be made aware of the hold.

More information on legal holds and extended version history is available in our help center.

Actionable account capture email notifications

Business team admins on Enterprise plans can now set up email notifications to bring individual Dropbox users at their company onto their team account. The emails allow captured users to choose between joining the company account or changing their existing Dropbox account email to a personal one. Admins can add custom messaging, send emails an unlimited number of times, and see when the email was last sent.

Learn more about actionable account capture email notifications in our help center.

Enterprise console settings locking

Enterprise admins overseeing multiple Dropbox Business deployments can now lock down business critical settings across their organization by preventing team admins from making changes to individual settings. A lock icon will now appear next to each setting, allowing enterprise admins to prevent team admins from adjusting the setting for their teams.

Learn more about enterprise console settings locking in our help center.

 

Please note: The products or features described above may not be released yet, so the timing and exact functionality of these products or features may change from what's shared here. We also cannot guarantee that these products or features will be available to you or in your local language. The decision to purchase our services should be made based on features that are currently available.

 

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