Send long videos to anyone—from just about anywhere

Dropbox makes it easy to send long video files without compromising 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 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. But 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 stuff? 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 organized and transform your folders into connected workspaces that bring your team's content to life. Spaces brings all 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. And whether your video is 15 minutes or three hours long, you can send it with Dropbox. All you have to do is create a shared link and share 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.

It’s easy to send a video from your iPhone. Simply upload the video file within the Dropbox app, create a shared link, and send it to anyone via email, chat, or text. To make sure all of your photos and videos are uploaded in 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, organize, and share anything, anytime. Learn how to set up automatic camera uploads.  You can also use Dropbox Transfer on your mobile device. With Transfer, you don’t have to drag and drop files without uploading them to the cloud first, nor do you have to worry about storage space, permissions, or managing file access.

Sending a video from your Android phone is the same as sending a video from an iPhone. Simply upload the file within the Dropbox app, create a shared link and send it to anyone via email, chat, or text. And to ensure all your photos and videos are automatically uploaded and stored to Dropbox so you can organize and share them anytime, just set up automatic camera uploads

Yes, it’s easy to text a video. All you have to do is upload the video to Dropbox, create a shared link from within the Dropbox app and then share it directly via email, chat, or text. If you haven’t already, make sure all your media is automatically uploaded and accessible across all your devices. This makes it easy to grab any video file and send it anytime you like.

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 for an easy file transfer. 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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