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How do I earn bonus space for referring friends to Dropbox?

You can get extra space by inviting your friends to try out Dropbox. If a friend uses your invitation to sign up for an account, installs the Dropbox desktop app on a computer, and signs in to the app, both of you will receive bonus space.

  • Basic accounts get 500 MB per referral. You can earn up to 16 GB in referrals.
  • Pro (paid) accounts get 1 GB per referral and can earn up to 32 GB of extra space in referrals.

You can track the status of your referrals by clicking View all space earned in your account settings.


  • Sharing a folder does not count as a referral. To refer friends you'll need to sign in to your account, click Settings, and then click invite your friends.
  • Your friend needs to install the Dropbox desktop app on a computer and sign in to the app in order for you to get the extra space. Installing only the Dropbox mobile app on a phone or tablet will not qualify.

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

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

How do I 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 will earn 500MB bonus for each person who signs up for Dropbox and downloads the Dropbox client on a computer, and each person who joins will also earn 500MB of space.