How to delete a member from a Dropbox Business team

If someone leaves your company, an admin can either:

How to delete a Dropbox Business team member

Deleted team members immediately lose access to their Dropbox Business account, along with all files, folders, and Paper docs. After deleting a team member, admins can choose to reuse that license and invite another person to the team.

To delete a team member:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com with your admin credentials.
  2. Click Admin Console.
  3. Choose the Members tab.
  4. Click the gear icon next to the name of the person you want to remove.
  5. Select Delete member.
  6. Choose whether to transfer this member’s file content or delete content from this member’s devices.
    • If you select Transfer this member’s file content, you can transfer team-owned file content to another team member.
    • If you select Delete content from this member’s devices, this member’s work Dropbox folder is deleted from all connected devices the next time those devices connect to the internet.
  7. Click Delete.

Note: After deleting a team member account, you have seven days to recover it if you made a mistake. If you want to transfer their account, you must do so within your team's version history period (120 days for most teams).

What happens when I delete a team member?

When you delete a team member's account, several things happen:

  • The team member loses access to the account, including all files and Paper docs
  • Any shared links created on that account are disabled
  • Dropbox stops syncing files to the team member's computers and mobile devices
  • The team member receives an email telling them that the team admin deleted their account and that they no longer have access

Can I delete my own account?

As the admin of a Dropbox Business team you can't remove your own account from the team. Instead, you need to make another member of your team an admin, and then have the new admin remove your account.

Can team members delete accounts?

No, Dropbox Business team members can't delete their own accounts. You’ll need to get help from your Dropbox Business team admin in order to leave your team

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