What is Dash Answers?

Updated May 23, 2024
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Dropbox Dash is currently in beta and only available in the U.S. in English. Features will be available on a rolling basis. To learn more, visit https://dash.dropbox.com.


Dash is subject to additional beta terms and conditions.

Dash Answers is a search and question-answering tool that helps you find information quickly and easily. Dash can search across all of your connected content so that you can find the information you need by finding specific content or getting answers to your questions.

Features included

Ask questions with one search bar: Ask and receive answers about files and other content via connected apps. Dash Answers searches your content for the most relevant answers. If no answer is found, it synthesizes from one or more sources.

Provide feedback to improve accuracy: Your feedback helps Dash Answers learn and improve. By providing feedback, you help Dash Answers provide more accurate answers and a better user experience.

How to use Dash Answers

How to ask a question in Dash Answers 

  1. Open the Dropbox Dash desktop app or open a new browser tab.
  2. Begin typing in the Search your content bar at the top of the screen, and then click Search all results to see a list of all relevant content.
  3. Hover over the desired item in the search results list and click the comment (Ask Dash).
  4. Type your question, and then click the paper airplane icon on the right or press Enter on your keyboard.
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  • Dash Answers also provides the sources for its response. Click the desired file below the answer to access that source.
  • You can also click the twinkle (Summarize) to have Dash create a summary of the content within an individual item.
  • Ask Dash and Summarize features are only available for specific file types.
  • You can give feedback by clicking Helpful or Not helpful under a provided answer.


The Dash Answers feature is powered by OpenAI. When you use Dash Answers in Dropbox Dash to ask questions, those queries are sent to OpenAI. Dropbox only sends the files you use Dash Answers with. Your files and the questions you ask won’t be used to train OpenAI’s language models. The contents of your files are only used to service your request. By using the feature, you’re granting Dropbox permission to use this feature and OpenAI on your selected files.

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