Dropbox can sync your files to multiple desktops, tablets, and of course your smartphone. The Dropbox app for both iOS and Android is pretty awesome; you can view some of the more common file types in it, upload files, create folders, and manage your files. As of a recent update, the Dropbox app has made file sharing even easier by integrating itself with the Facebook Messenger app. Where normally you would find options for stickers, emojis, and GIFs to send over Messenger, you will now also find Drobox listed as an option to send files. Here’s how to use it.
Open the Messenger app on your phone and select the contact you want to send files to. Tap the more button and scroll down the More screen until you see the Dropbox app. Tap ‘Open’ and allow Messenger to open the Dropbox app (permissions may vary on Android devices).
Select the file you want to send and wait for Dropbox to generate a link for it. Dropbox will download the file to your device (temporarily) and if you’re sharing a large file then you will have to wait for the download to finish before you can send it. Once the file is ready to be shared, you will switch back to the Messenger app with a Send option that is waiting for your confirmation.
Your recipient will know that the file has been shared through Dropbox. You must have the Dropbox app installed on your phone for this to work and make sure the Dropbox app is up to date.