Send long videos to anyone – from just about anywhere

Dropbox makes it easy to send long video files without compromising on quality

Sharing long videos is easy with Dropbox

Never again worry about how to send long videos. Within your Dropbox account, you can create a link or use Dropbox Transfer to send files of up to 100 GB (or 250 GB with the Creative Tools add-on) without taking up your storage space. Your recipients can view and download the videos you send – even if they don’t have an account.

Create links and share large videos easily

Watch long videos without having to download them

Watch long videos instantaneously with Dropbox – even if your internet connection isn’t so great. All it takes is a quick adjustment to your quality settings and you can continue watching without interruption. And when you share a link to a long video file, your recipient can stream the video online right then and there – there’s no need for them to download it. 

Stream videos without downloading large files

Control what happens after you transfer videos

With Dropbox, you always run the show. When you transfer a file by sharing a link from your Dropbox account, your recipients can view, comment on and download the file – but they won’t be able to edit the original. If you do want others to be able to edit your videos, you can simply invite them to a shared folder with the files inside.

Don’t want prying eyes peeking at your things? Just add a password or set a date for the link to expire, and only those with access can watch your videos. 

Control who accesses and comments on your videos

Collaborate easily – even with big files

Making a documentary or co-creating something big? As part of our Creative Tools Add-On, frame-accurate commenting, like time-based comments, simplifies creative reviews, avoiding endless email threads, and enables others to jump to the exact frame you're referring to. Tag team members, clients and vendors to notify them of your comments to keep projects moving.

Use time based comments to communicate and collaborate

Connect your workspaces

Try Dropbox Spaces to keep yourself organised and transform your folders into connected workspaces that bring your team's content to life. Spaces brings all of your files and cloud content together so that your long video files can live next to your Google Docs, Trello boards and whatever tools your team wants to use.

Frequently asked questions

There is no file size limit for sending long video files uploaded through the desktop app or mobile apps. However, files uploaded through your web browser to can support a maximum file size of 50 GB. All of your uploaded files must be smaller than your Dropbox storage space. If you’re using Dropbox Transfer, you can send files up to 100 GB (or 250 GB with the Creative Tools Add-On) without having to load the files into your Dropbox.

You can send any video files using Dropbox, but not all files are available for previews. For a list of all file types that Dropbox supports, please see this list.

To send a video from your iPhone, simply upload the file within the Dropbox app or set up a camera roll auto uploader.

To send a video from your Android phone, simply upload the file within the Dropbox app or set up a camera roll auto uploader.

Texting a video is easy. Create a shared link from within the Dropbox app and then share it directly via SMS or your messaging tool.

You can send videos of any length with Dropbox – send a 20 minute video, an hour-long video, it doesn’t matter. You can create a shared link and send it via email, chat or text, or use Transfer to send files up to 100 GB (or 250 GB with the Creative Tools Add-On) without taking up space in your Dropbox. You can also share files directly from your Dropbox account. Your recipients do not need a Dropbox account to view or download your videos.

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