September 24, 2017

Dropbox Adds New Feature, Share Direct Links to Items or Folders

From the Dropbox Blog:

Once you’ve saved that video of your niece’s birthday party to Dropbox, just make a link to send to grandma and she can simply watch online — no download required! This saves you the hassle of having to re-upload or attach it to an email.

Anyone with the link gets access to a snazzy page where they can view (but not edit) your stuff. Our gallery pages give your photos, videos, and even docs the gorgeous, full-browser view they deserve. This means that people who follow your link can see pictures, look at presentations, and watch home videos without having to download and open them separately.

But just in case a friend wants to save that picture or PDF for later, they can choose to either download it or save it straight to their Dropbox.

Here are some great ways to use this new instant sharing feature:

  • Families can send vacation photos and videos just moments after getting home.
  • Companies with Dropbox for Teams can send presentations to clients who might not use Dropbox, and share materials with employees on their first day.
  • Teachers can quickly distribute problem sets and exams through links, and students can save them to their own Dropbox with a click.

Learn More: Instructions, screenshots, etc. about how to use this new feature.

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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