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Earn Dropbox space by referring friends

You can earn extra space by inviting your friends to try Dropbox:

  • Basic accounts get 500 MB per referral, and can earn up to 16 GB total from referrals
  • Plus accounts get 1 GB per referral, and can earn up to 32 GB total from referrals

To send a referral:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the avatar at the top of any page.
  3. Click Settings.

    • If you paired a work and personal account, select the Personal tab.
  4. Click Invite a friend.

The person you refer must complete each of the following before you receive bonus space:

Note: Sharing a folder doesn't count as a referral.

Where can I find the status of the invitations I've sent out for referrals?

To check the status of the referrals you've sent:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the avatar at the top of any page.
  3. Click Settings.

    • If you paired a work and personal account, select the Personal tab.
  4. Click View all space earned under the Earn more space section.
  5. You'll see the status of your referrals under Space earned.

Learn more about the status of a Dropbox referral.

Will I still get credit if my friend signs up using a different email address?

Yes. As long as your friend signs up for an account with the referral link in your invitation, you'll earn referral bonus space. It doesn't matter which email address the person you referred uses to create their Dropbox account.

If your friend receives referrals from multiple senders, only the sender of the referral link that's used will earn bonus space.

Can I earn bonus space by referring people from my mobile phone?

Earn bonus space for referring from the Android app

  1. Tap the menu button on the top-left corner of the app.
  2. Tap the gear icon (or Settings in older versions of the app).
  3. Tap Invite friends.

This will generate an email with a unique referral code. You and the person you referred will each earn 500 MB bonus space if they complete all of the required steps.

Earn bonus space for referring from the iPhone app

  1. Tap the Settings tab (the gear icon) at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Tell Friends About Dropbox.

This will generate an email with a unique referral code. You and the person you referred will each earn 500 MB bonus space if they complete all of the required steps.


Can I earn bonus space for referrals sent from my Dropbox free team?

If you're a member of a free team, you cannot receive referral bonuses on your work team account. If you'd like to apply a bonus to your personal account, contact Dropbox support.