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Earn more space by referring friends

You can earn extra space by inviting your friends to try out Dropbox. To send a referral, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click your name in the top right corner.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Invite a friend.

Once you've sent the referral, the person you referred will need to complete these steps before you both receive bonus space:

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

How much free referral space can I earn?

Bonus space by account type:

  • Basic accounts get 500 MB per referral and can earn up to 16 GB.
  • Pro accounts get 1 GB per referral and can earn up to 32 GB.

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 your name in the top right corner.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click View all space earned under the Earn more space section.
  5. You'll see referral status under the Space earned column.

Learn more about the different referral statuses.

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

As long as your friend signs up for an account with the referral link in your invitation, you'll earn referral bonus space. The email address the person you referred uses to sign up doesn't need to be the same as the email address to which you sent the referral invitation.

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 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.

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 and the person you referred will earn 500 MB bonus space if the person you referred completes all required steps.

How do I 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 earn 500 MB bonus space if the person you referred completes all required steps.