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Send long videos to anyone – from just about anywhere

Dropbox makes it easy to send long video files. Share recordings, collaborate on projects or simply send footage hassle free.

If you’re wondering how to share a video clip or a series of clips, Dropbox can do it quickly and securely.

Viewing a video file on a mobile device that is also saved in a Dropbox folder
Sharing long videos is easy with Dropbox

Never again worry about how to send long videos, too large videos or any uncompressed video files. Within your Dropbox account, you can easily create a link or use Dropbox Transfer to send files up to 100 GB (or 250 GB with the Creative Tools add-on) without taking up your storage space.

It’s the best way to share all of your long videos and large files with friends, colleagues or clients. Your recipients can view and download the videos you send – even if they don’t have an account.

A view of files and videos that are saved in a Dropbox folder that can be easily shared
Upload and watch long videos online – without downloading

Watch long videos instantaneously with Dropbox – even if your internet connection isn’t great.

All it takes is a quick adjustment to your quality settings and you can continue watching without interruption. It’s perfect for smooth collaboration, training and working with teams.

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 downloading.

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Stay in control after you send long videos, short videos and other files

With Dropbox, you always run the show. When you transfer a file by sharing a link from your Dropbox account, recipients can view, comment on or download the file – but they will be unable to edit the original. You can easily control access however you like.

Collaborating on a video project and want others to be able to edit your videos? Just invite them to a shared folder with the files inside. Don’t want prying eyes peeking at your stuff? Simply add a password or set a date for the link to expire – so only those with access can watch your videos.

A user commenting on a video file
Collaborate easily – even on long videos and other 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, helps to streamline creative reviews.

Avoid endless email threads, and enable others to jump to the exact frame you’re referring to – or tag team members, clients and vendors to notify them of your comments and keep projects moving.

A user leveraging time-based comments to communicate and collaborate

Frequently asked questions

There is a 2 TB size limit for sending long video files you upload through the desktop app or mobile apps. However, files uploaded through your web browser to can support a maximum file size of 50 GB. Learn more about Dropbox file size limits.

All of your uploaded files must be smaller than your Dropbox storage space. However, 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 account.

You can send any video file using Dropbox – but not all files are available for previews. Explore all the file types that Dropbox can preview.

Whether your video is 15 minutes or 3 hours long, you can send it with Dropbox. All you have to do is create a shared link and send it via email, chat or text. You can also use Dropbox Transfer to send files up to 100 GB (or 250 GB with the Creative Tools Add-On) without taking up space in your Dropbox account.

It’s easy to send a long video from your iPhone. Simply upload the video file using the Dropbox app, create a shared link and send it to anyone via email, chat or even text.

To make sure all of your photos and videos upload to one place across all your devices, make sure Dropbox always grabs your photos and videos as you take them. This will help you to easily store, organise and share anything, anytime.

Learn how to turn on automatic camera uploads. You can also use Dropbox Transfer on your mobile device. With Transfer, you don’t have to upload long videos to the cloud first, nor do you have to worry about storage space, permissions or managing file access.

Sending a long video from your Android phone is as easy as sending one from an iPhone. Simply upload the file using the Dropbox app, create a shared link and send it to anyone – via email, chat or text.

As with an iPhone, to ensure all your photos and videos are automatically uploaded and stored to Dropbox, turn on automatic camera uploads.

Yes, it’s easy to text a long video. If you’re wondering how to send a video through text that’s too long, all you have to do is upload the video to Dropbox, create a shared link using the Dropbox app and send it via email, chat or text.

If you haven’t already, make sure all your media is automatically uploaded and accessible across all your devices by turning on automatic camera uploads. This makes it easy to access any video file and send it whenever you like.

You can send videos of any length with Dropbox – so whether you want to send a 20-minute video or an hour-long video it doesn’t matter. You can create a shared link and send it via email, chat or text for an effortless file transfer. You can also share files right from your Dropbox account. Recipients don’t need a Dropbox account to view or download your videos either!

To send long videos without losing quality, you can use Dropbox Transfer. Transfer lets you avoid uploading to your Dropbox account, so even with a lower storage quota on your Dropbox plan, you’ll still have plenty of flexibility to send long videos and other bulky files.

You can easily deliver file transfers of up to 100 GB to anyone, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account. Dropbox Transfer is also available to try for free.

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