How to earn more space by inviting friends

You can earn extra space by inviting your friends to try out Dropbox:

  • Dropbox Basic accounts get 500 MB per referral and can earn up to 16 GB
  • Dropbox Plus and Professional accounts get 1 GB per referral and can earn up to 32 GB

To invite someone from dropbox.com:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the avatar at the top of any page.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Plan.
    • If you paired a work and personal account, select the Personal tab.
  5. 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.

To invite someone from your Android phone:

  1. Open the Dropbox app on your Android device.
  2. Tap the Menu button.
  3. Tap Settings, and then tap Invite friends.
  4. Tap a name from your list of contacts to select it.
  5. Tap the checkmark icon to send your invitation once you've selected all the contacts you'd like to invite to Dropbox.

If you don't see the contact information of a person you'd like to invite, you can use dropbox.com to invite anyone else you'd like.

To invite friends to join Dropboxsomeone from your iOS phone:

  1. Open the Dropbox app on your iOS device.
  2. Tap the person icon.
  3. Tap the gear icon.
  4. Tap Tell Friends About Dropbox.
  5. Tap Invite friends.
  6. Enter the email addresses of any friends you wish to invite by typing them into the email that opens.
  7. Tap Send to email the invitation.

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 that you sent the referral invitation to.

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 can’t receive referral bonuses on your work team account. If you'd like to apply a bonus to your personal account, contact Dropbox support.

See the status of invitations you've sent for Dropbox referrals

To check the status of your referrals:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the avatar at the top of any page.
  3. Click Settings.
    • If you paired a work and personal account, select the Personal tab.
  4. Click Plan.
  5. Click View all earned space under the Earn more space section.
  6. Check the Bonus type column. For any space bonus listed as Referral, you'll see the status of the referral under Space earned:
  • Invitation sent: Your referral has been invited to use Dropbox but hasn't yet signed up for Dropbox.
  • Waiting for install: Your referral signed up but hasn't installed and/or signed in from the desktop app.
  • Waiting for email verification: Your referral installed and signed in to the desktop app but hasn't verified their email address.
  • Completed: Both you and your referral have been credited bonus space.
  • Ineligible: The recipient is ineligible for the referral program.
    • This may mean that the recipient has already registered an account with Dropbox, or that the recipient is attempting to register using the same computer as you.
    • If you feel this status is inaccurate double-check the email address of your recipient to try again.

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