How to share files from your phone or tablet

When you share a file or folder from your phone or tablet, you can choose exactly who gets to view or edit your file.

If you don't already have it, download the Dropbox mobile app for easier sharing. 

To share files from the Dropbox app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows device:

There are two ways you can share files from your phone or tablet:

1) Share the file directly to someone's email address

  1. Tap the Files icon at the bottom of the screen (or tap ... and then Files on Windows).
  2. Find the file or folder you'd like to share. 
  3. Tap the ... (ellipsis) icon below that file or folder. 
  4. Tap Share.
  5. Enter the name or email address of the desired recipients.
  6. Add a message about the files and tap Share (or Send Invitation on Windows).

2) Share a link

Anyone with the link can view, comment on, and download your file. They can also send the link to other users. 

  1. Tap the Files icon at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Find the file or folder you'd like to share. 
  3. Tap the ... (ellipsis) icon below that file or folder. 
  4. Tap Copy Link.
  5. Your link will automatically be copied to your clipboard. 
  6. Select the way you'd like to share the link, such as email or text message.

 

 

 

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