Free teams are built for Basic and Plus users who work together at the same company or on the same projects. When you create or join a free team, you get access to:
Each free team receives one team folder to organize and manage access to shared content.
Team members can connect work and personal Dropbox accounts, and easily toggle between the two. Both accounts are accessible on dropbox.com, and on any connected computer or mobile device.
A group is a preset list of members. By creating a group you can share files or folders with everyone in that list with a single click, rather than adding colleagues one-by-one.
Team members can limit access to shared folders and links to team members only.
If you are using a Dropbox account with a personal email address:
If you created your Dropbox account using a business or work email address:
By default, the team creator is the admin of the team. This original admin can then make any other team member an admin. Admins have the following permissions:
When you create or join a team, all your unshared files remain private unless you share them. You also retain full ownership over your data and your account.
Only the admin of a team can remove team members (the admin is the person who created the team). If you are the admin of a team and would like to remove members:
You can search for a team, and join if one exists, using the domain name of the email address associated with your Dropbox account. This may be a Dropbox Business team or a free team. To join a team if one exists on your domain:
When you leave a team you lose access to the team folder and any groups you were a part of. Your work files are also moved to your personal Dropbox. If you would like to leave a team:
When a member of a team goes over their individual storage quota, shared folders or files stop syncing for that team member only. No files are deleted, and syncing will resume when the team member is under quota again. A single team member going over quota does not affect any other members of a team.
When you leave a team you lose access to the company team folder. To regain access to the contents of this folder, you can rejoin that team.
If the folder you’ve lost access to is not a team folder, then that folder likely had sharing permissions that limited access. By leaving the team, you also lost access to this shared folder. To regain access you can either rejoin the team, or ask the shared folder owner to update the folder permissions to allow non-team collaborators.
You cannot receive referral bonuses on your work team account. If you would like to apply this bonus to your personal account, contact Dropbox support.
A team is a good place to start organizing company files and collaborating on projects with colleagues. As your team grows, so will the number of files, folders, and shared items. It is likely that at least one member of the team will encounter storage limitations.
With Dropbox Business your team gets the additional storage space it needs to keep projects moving forward.
Dropbox Business has other tools that keep your data safe and secure, too—a suite of admin features that give you visibility into account and member activity, and control over sharing. And with Dropbox Business your company owns the data in work accounts, so company files always stay in the right hands.
Team admins can upgrade a team to Dropbox Business:
Canceling a Dropbox Business trial removes your access to the additional space that comes with it. You'll also lose access to other features exclusive to Dropbox Business. This includes the Team folder manager, which is used to manage membership of team folders. The Team folder manager allows you to change the groups that a team folder is shared with.
After canceling, your groups and sharing relationships remain.