Viewer info helps you collaborate with your team. You can see if a team member is currently viewing a shared file, or when they last viewed it. Viewer info is available to Dropbox Business teams.
When a team member is viewing a shared file, their icon appears in color. If you hover over their icon, it says Currently viewing.
After a team member viewed the file, their icon is gray. You can hover over their icon to see when they last viewed it.
If you grant a team member Can view permissions on a file, their icon appears in gray next to the Share button. If you hover over their icon before the team member views the file, it says Never viewed. If you share with a team member through a shared linked, their icon doesn't appear until they view the file.
To see a full list of people who viewed the file:
If you don’t want viewer info to be displayed, you can disable this feature for individual files:
You can see when members of your team view a shared file. Your team members can see when you viewed a shared file. Viewer email addresses and groups are visible to team members who can access a file.
If you share a link to a file with a non-team member, you can’t see when they viewed it. Non-team members don’t see viewer info for files shared with them.
Note: If you grant a non-team member Can view permissions to a file, they can see who else can access it.
This section discusses information that only affects members of the Customer Council:
Team members and editors
You can see when members of your team or people with edit permission view a shared file. Team members and editors can see when you viewed a shared file. Viewer email addresses and groups are visible to team members and editors who access a file.
Viewers who aren't team members or editors
When someone who isn't a team member or editor views a shared file, they appear as a Guest viewing the file. You can't see the email address of a guest on a file.
You can see when a team member views a shared file on dropbox.com or in the Dropbox mobile app. If a team member uses the Dropbox badge, you can see when they last viewed a shared Microsoft Office file.
No, viewer info is only shown on files shared from your work account.
Admins have visibility into viewer info through the activity logs.