Send large files, worry-free

Share easily with Dropbox

Send files, big and small

Need to send a large media file, CAD drawing, or graphics-heavy report with co-workers or friends? Sending large files like these by email isn’t always possible.

With Dropbox, you can send large files of any type to anybody from Windows or Mac, or from your iPad, iPhone, Android, or Windows mobile device. Simply create a shared link for a file or folder, then copy that link into an email, chat, or text for an easy file transfer. Or if you prefer, you can also share files directly from Dropbox. Recipients will be able to view and download your file—even if they don’t have a Dropbox account.

Looking to share an entire project full of large files with partners or clients? Dropbox Showcase lets you present and track your work, all in one place.

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Send files securely

Worried about what happens to your email attachments after you send them off? With Dropbox, you can maintain control of your files. When you transfer a file by sharing a link from Dropbox, recipients can view, comment on, and download the file—but they won’t be able to edit the original file.

You can also password-protect a shared link and set a date for the link to expire. Or, if you want to give recipients the ability to edit shared files, simply invite them to a shared folder with the files inside. 

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Share using your favorite tools

Dropbox integrates seamlessly with popular apps to make sharing files with others easy. Share content to Slack channels and Zoom Meetings directly from Dropbox.

Preview dozens of file types

Dropbox makes sharing easy and convenient for the recipients of your shared files, too. File recipients can view and comment on any file—including Photoshop, Excel, and Sketch files—even if they don’t have those apps installed. 

You can also use Dropbox Showcase to easily create tailor-made presentations for your recipients, complete with customized layouts and file captions.

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How do I send large files like videos and images?

With Dropbox, you can easily send any large file, including videos and images, to anyone you want—and the receiver won’t even need a Dropbox account to access the file. Create a shared link to send any file in your Dropbox, regardless of size or content, and share that link via chat, text, or email with whomever you like.  

Can I send large files from my iPhone or Android device?

Yes, you can send large files from your iPhone or Android device using the Dropbox mobile app. Create a shared link to send any file in your Dropbox, no matter the size, and share that link via chat, text, or email with your intended recipients.

Can I send large videos from Android to iPhone, or vice versa?

Yes, using the Dropbox mobile app, you can send large videos and files from an Android device to an iPhone, or from an iPhone to an Android device. With the Dropbox mobile app, you can send any large file, including large videos, using a shared link.

How do I send large files via email?

With Dropbox, sending large files via email is easy, and you won’t have to compress or zip files in order to attach them to your email. Simply create a shared link to your large file saved in your Dropbox account, and share that newly-created link with whomever you like via email. 

Is there a file size limit or maximum file size for Dropbox?

All files uploaded to Dropbox can’t exceed your storage space quota. There is no file size limit for files uploaded through the desktop or mobile apps, and files uploaded to dropbox.com have a maximum file size of 50 GB. For downloads from Dropbox, the following limits apply: 

  • Basic (free) accounts: 20 GB of bandwidth and 100,000 downloads per day
  • Plus, Professional, and Business accounts: 200 GB of bandwidth and unlimited downloads per day