New Dropbox features and product updates

Learn about the latest features for end users and admins.

October 2020


New Dropbox Family plan now available

Dropbox Family lets families stay organized with one plan for everyone. Family has separate accounts for up to six people and includes all the features in Dropbox Plus. All plan members can access the Family Room folder to store and view shared family content. Dropbox Family includes 2,000 GB of encrypted cloud storage and Dropbox Passwords, Dropbox Vault, computer backup, and more.


 

Deliver files directly from Adobe Creative Cloud

Dropbox Transfer for Creative Cloud lets Adobe Creative Cloud users streamline the way they deliver final projects to stakeholders. You will see a new Dropbox Transfer item in the Plugins menu of Adobe Photoshop. From there, you can package and send your file with just a few clicks. This plugin is currently available for Adobe Photoshop, with more Creative Cloud apps coming soon.


Selective sync now enabled for teams by default


Selective sync, a feature in the Dropbox desktop app that lets you choose folders to automatically sync to the cloud, is now enabled by default for all team members—giving users greater control over their hard drive space. All folders removed from hard drives will remain stored on dropbox.com.

Learn more about selective sync in our help center.


View deleted files under the Content tab page search


An update to the Content tab page allows admins to identify deleted files in team folders. Now you can quickly search through accidentally deleted files and easily restore them.


Learn more about managing team content in our help center.


Dropbox Vault now available on Dropbox Professional

Dropbox Vault, a PIN-protected folder for storing and organizing sensitive documents in the cloud, is now available to all Dropbox Professional users.


September 2020


Streamlined workflows for media users

Our latest Creative Tools add-on streamlines collaboration and workflows for media users—all without leaving Dropbox:

  • Large file transfer—Send and track files up to 250 GB (previously 100 GB) without taking up space in your Dropbox account and consolidate and streamline file transfer point tools
  • Frame-accurate commenting—Make precise comments alongside videos down to the frame 
  • Large file previews—Stream and preview video files up to 150 GB without the need to download the original application

 

Transfer Facebook photos and videos to Dropbox

Our new integration with Facebook allows you to transfer photos and videos directly into Dropbox. Once the files are in Dropbox, you can organize your files and control who has access to shared content.


More control, security for external sharing

Enabling a new setting gives you the ability to approve or remove domains, teams, and users that your team can share with. External sharing settings apply to shared files, folders, and links across web, desktop, and mobile. No previous sharing relationships will be impacted.

Learn more about external sharing in our help center.


Features added to Advanced Team & Content Controls

New features added to the Advanced Team & Content Controls let you sign in to BetterCloud using your Dropbox credentials and create custom regular expressions to scan files for custom data types beyond the more than 95 pre-built data types.


 

New integration with learning management system Canvas

Students and faculty can now share course content including homework, lecture slides, and syllabi to Canvas directly from Dropbox. Users can also access their Dropbox content directly from Canvas.


Ending support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

As of October 2020, Dropbox will no longer support Internet Explorer 11. If members of your team are currently using Internet Explorer 11, we recommend that they upgrade to the latest versions of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari browsers. 

Learn more about our system requirements in our help center.
 


Previous new feature announcements

August 2020

Sign documents right from Dropbox

Fully embedded paperless signing through our HelloSign eSignature solution is now available in Dropbox. You can now send, sign, and store agreements stored in your account without leaving Dropbox.

Get details on using Dropbox with HelloSign in our help center.

New Professional sharing features

Dropbox Professional now includes two new sharing enhancements. Branded sharing gives you the ability to present files with your logo, company name, and a background image. And our new traffic and insights features lets you track shared link interactions, showing information like how many people viewed and downloaded your file.

More info on Dropbox Professional sharing features is available in our help center.

Chrome OS Files app support

Chrome OS users can now add Dropbox as a service in the Files app. Adding Dropbox will allow you to add, search, and preview files stored in your account, and copy them to other connected services. Customers who purchase a Chromebook will receive 100 GB of free Dropbox space for one year.

Learn more about using Dropbox in the Chrome OS File app in our help center.

New mobile features and apps

The Dropbox mobile app now includes the Dropbox Transfer file delivery tool, the ability to search for images by keyword, and support for dark mode. In addition, we’ve launched two new mobile apps: Dropbox Scan, which lets you transform physical documents into high-quality PDFs, and Dropbox Passwords, which lets you store passwords and sync them across all your devices.

Dropbox Transfer is currently available to iOS users on our Professional plan, with other plans and Android support coming soon. Image search is available on our Professional and Business plans. Dark mode is currently available to all iOS users and rolling out to Android users over the coming months. Scan is available to all iOS users. Passwords is included with our Plus and Professional plans.

Read more about our new mobile features and apps on our blog.

Automatic image text recognition

Automatic image text recognition is now available for Dropbox Business Standard teams through our early access program. Admins can adjust settings for their teams by visiting the admin console.

Learn more about automatic image text recognition in our help center.

Search by person

You can now search by the name or email address of a collaborator to see a list of all the files you have access to that another person worked on.

To learn more about searching in Dropbox, visit our help center.

Dropbox Passwords

Our new password storage and syncing tool, Dropbox Passwords, is now available to all Dropbox Plus and Professional users.

Read more about Dropbox Passwords on our help center.

Computer backup

Dropbox Basic, Plus, and Professional users can now back up folders on their PC or Mac—including Desktop, Downloads, and Documents—directly into Dropbox.

Get more info on computer backup on our help center.

Dropbox Vault

Dropbox Vault, a new tool for securing and organizing sensitive documents in the cloud, is available to all Dropbox Plus users.

Learn about Dropbox Vault in our help center.

Find and join Dropbox Business team

Dropbox Basic users can now more easily find and join their company’s Dropbox Business team. From the Dropbox home page, users with an email address on a company domain will be able to see and request to join Business teams available to them.

Updated navigation on dropbox.com

We’ve simplified the left navigation bar on dropbox.com for quicker access to the files and tools you need. All Files, Shared, File requests, and Deleted files items now appear in a Files section, followed by a Tools section with Dropbox Paper, HelloSign, Transfer, Showcase, and App Center.

Data migration add-on

Dropbox Business teams can now quickly migrate files and associated permissions from on-premises file servers and existing cloud storage solutions with our Cloud FastPath data migration add-on. This new add-on automates and expedites migrations, and offers reporting and monitoring before, during, and after tasks. Additionally, data migration add-on customers can optionally purchase Cloud FastPath Professional Services for added technical resources and expertise. The data migration add-on is available to teams on all Dropbox Business and Education plans.

To learn more about the data migration add-on, visit our help center.

Support for multiple Slack workspaces

You can now connect your Dropbox account to multiple Slack workspaces. Our Slack integration allows you to share from Dropbox to Slack, and save from Slack to Dropbox. Support for multiple Slack workspaces includes those utilizing Slack Enterprise Grid.

You can find more details on the Slack integration in our help center.

Dropbox Extensions Platform open to all developers

We’ve opened the Dropbox Extensions Platform to all developers. Now any developer can build Extensions in their apps that allows Dropbox users to trigger workflows from their files.

Read more about the Dropbox Extensions Platform on the Dropbox.Tech blog.

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.

For more information on the sync queue, visit our help center.

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.

Find more info on the /dropbox Smart Link on the Atlassian Community blog.

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.

Visit our help center for more info on the insights dashboard.

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.

Find more information on team invite link in our help center.

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.

Find more info on how to use Trello with Dropbox.

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

Download the Dropbox State of Collaboration report to learn more.

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

October 2020


New Dropbox Family plan now available

Dropbox Family lets families stay organized with one plan for everyone. Family has separate accounts for up to six people and includes all the features in Dropbox Plus. All plan members can access the Family Room folder to store and view shared family content. Dropbox Family includes 2,000 GB of encrypted cloud storage and Dropbox Passwords, Dropbox Vault, computer backup, and more.


 

Deliver files directly from Adobe Creative Cloud

Dropbox Transfer for Creative Cloud lets Adobe Creative Cloud users streamline the way they deliver final projects to stakeholders. You will see a new Dropbox Transfer item in the Plugins menu of Adobe Photoshop. From there, you can package and send your file with just a few clicks. This plugin is currently available for Adobe Photoshop, with more Creative Cloud apps coming soon.


 

Dropbox Vault now available on Dropbox Professional

Dropbox Vault, a PIN-protected folder for storing and organizing sensitive documents in the cloud, is now available to all Dropbox Professional users.


September 2020


Transfer Facebook photos and videos to Dropbox

Our new integration with Facebook allows you to transfer photos and videos directly into Dropbox. Once the files are in Dropbox, you can organize your files and control who has access to shared content.


 

Streamlined workflows for media users

Our latest Creative Tools add-on streamlines collaboration and workflows for media users—all without leaving Dropbox:

  • Large file transfer—Send and track files up to 250 GB (previously 100 GB) without taking up space in your Dropbox account and set passwords and expiration dates
  • Frame-accurate commenting—Make precise comments on videos down to the frame 
  • Large file previews—Stream and preview video files up to 150 GB without the need to download the original application

Previous end user feature announcements

August 2020

Sign documents right from Dropbox

Fully embedded paperless signing through our HelloSign eSignature solution is now available in Dropbox. You can now send, sign, and store agreements stored in your account without leaving Dropbox.

Get details on using Dropbox with HelloSign in our help center.

New Professional sharing features

Dropbox Professional now includes two new sharing enhancements. Branded sharing gives you the ability to present files with your logo, company name, and a background image. And our new traffic and insights features lets you track shared link interactions, showing information like how many people viewed and downloaded your file.

More info on Dropbox Professional sharing features is available in our help center.

Chrome OS Files app support

Chrome OS users can now add Dropbox as a service in the Files app. Adding Dropbox will allow you to add, search, and preview files stored in your account, and copy them to other connected services. Customers who purchase a Chromebook will receive 100 GB of free Dropbox space for one year.

Learn more about using Dropbox in the Chrome OS File app in our help center.

New mobile features and apps

The Dropbox mobile app now includes the Dropbox Transfer file delivery tool, the ability to search for images by keyword, and support for dark mode. In addition, we’ve launched two new mobile apps: Dropbox Scan, which lets you transform physical documents into high-quality PDFs, and Dropbox Passwords, which lets you store passwords and sync them across all your devices.

Dropbox Transfer is currently available to iOS users on our Professional plan, with other plans and Android support coming soon. Image search is available on our Professional and Business plans. Dark mode is currently available to all iOS users and rolling out to Android users over the coming months. Scan is available to all iOS users. Passwords is included with our Plus and Professional plans.

Read more about our new mobile features and apps on our blog.

Automatic image text recognition

Automatic image text recognition is now available for Dropbox Business Standard teams through our early access program. Admins can adjust settings for their teams by visiting the admin console.

Learn more about automatic image text recognition in our help center.

Search by person

You can now search by the name or email address of a collaborator to see a list of all the files you have access to that another person worked on.

To learn more about searching in Dropbox, visit our help center.

Dropbox Passwords

Our new password storage and syncing tool, Dropbox Passwords, is now available to all Dropbox Plus and Professional users.

Read more about Dropbox Passwords on our help center.

Computer backup

Dropbox Basic, Plus, and Professional users can now back up folders on their PC or Mac—including Desktop, Downloads, and Documents—directly into Dropbox.

Get more info on computer backup on our help center.

Dropbox Vault

Dropbox Vault, a new tool for securing and organizing sensitive documents in the cloud, is available to all Dropbox Plus users.

Learn about Dropbox Vault in our help center.

Find and join Dropbox Business team

Dropbox Basic users can now more easily find and join their company’s Dropbox Business team. From the Dropbox home page, users with an email address on a company domain will be able to see and request to join Business teams available to them.

Updated navigation on dropbox.com

We’ve simplified the left navigation bar on dropbox.com for quicker access to the files and tools you need. All Files, Shared, File requests, and Deleted files items now appear in a Files section, followed by a Tools section with Dropbox Paper, HelloSign, Transfer, Showcase, and App Center.

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.

For more information on the sync queue, visit our help center.

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.

Find more info on how to use Trello with Dropbox.

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

Download the Dropbox State of Collaboration report to learn more.

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!

October 2020


Selective sync now enabled for teams by default


Selective sync, a feature in the Dropbox desktop app that lets you choose folders to automatically sync to the cloud, is now enabled by default for all team members—giving users greater control over their hard drive space. All folders removed from hard drives will remain stored on dropbox.com.

Learn more about selective sync in our help center.


View deleted files under the Content tab page search


An update to the Content tab page allows admins to identify deleted files in team folders. Now you can quickly search through accidentally deleted files and easily restore them.


Learn more about managing team content in our help center.


September 2020


Streamlined workflows for media users

Our latest Creative Tools add-on streamlines collaboration and workflows for media users—all without leaving Dropbox:

  • Large file transfer—Send and track files up to 250 GB (previously 100 GB) without taking up space in your Dropbox account and consolidate and streamline file transfer point tools
  • Frame-accurate commenting—Make precise comments alongside videos down to the frame 
  • Large file previews—Stream and preview video files up to 150 GB without the need to download the original application

More control, security for external sharing

Enabling a new setting gives you the ability to approve or remove domains, teams, and users that your team can share with. External sharing settings apply to shared files, folders, and links across web, desktop, and mobile. No previous sharing relationships will be impacted.

Learn more about external sharing in our help center.


Features added to Advanced Team & Content Controls

New features added to the Advanced Team & Content Controls let you sign in to BetterCloud using your Dropbox credentials and create custom regular expressions to scan files for custom data types beyond the more than 95 pre-built data types.


 

New integration with learning management system Canvas

Students and faculty can now share course content including homework, lecture slides, and syllabi to Canvas directly from Dropbox. Users can also access their Dropbox content directly from Canvas. 


Ending support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

As of October 2020, Dropbox will no longer support Internet Explorer 11. If members of your team are currently using Internet Explorer 11, we recommend that they upgrade to the latest versions of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari browsers. 

Learn more about our system requirements in our help center.
 


Previous admin feature announcements

August 2020

Data migration add-on

Dropbox Business teams can now quickly migrate files and associated permissions from on-premises file servers and existing cloud storage solutions with our Cloud FastPath data migration add-on. This new add-on automates and expedites migrations, and offers reporting and monitoring before, during, and after tasks. Additionally, data migration add-on customers can optionally purchase Cloud FastPath Professional Services for added technical resources and expertise. The data migration add-on is available to teams on all Dropbox Business and Education plans.

To learn more about the data migration add-on, visit our help center.

Support for multiple Slack workspaces

You can now connect your Dropbox account to multiple Slack workspaces. Our Slack integration allows you to share from Dropbox to Slack, and save from Slack to Dropbox. Support for multiple Slack workspaces includes those utilizing Slack Enterprise Grid.

You can find more details on the Slack integration in our help center.

Dropbox Extensions Platform open to all developers

We’ve opened the Dropbox Extensions Platform to all developers. Now any developer can build Extensions in their apps that allows Dropbox users to trigger workflows from their files.

Read more about the Dropbox Extensions Platform on the Dropbox.Tech blog.

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.

Visit our help center for more on the insights dashboard.

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.

Find more information on team invite link in our help center.

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.

Find more info on the /dropbox Smart Link on the Atlassian Community blog.

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.

 

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