Dropbox for Business Gets File Requests Feature

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Last month, Dropbox launched a new feature for file requests so users can more easily collect files of any size from groups on any platform regardless of device. The feature is now available for Dropbox for Business users.

"File requests are a fast and simple way to collect files from the people you work with," a spokesperson for the company explains. "Just send one request to as many people as you like, either via email or by giving them a link. Then they can upload a file up to 10 GB in size each — even if they don’t have a Dropbox account — and it’ll go right into your Dropbox."

"And with file requests come key admin controls," the said. "Admins can choose whether or not their team members can create file requests, and they can also view member-specific activity for sending and responding to file requests."

The company says file requests are perfect for teachers and professors who need a way to collect papers from students as well as assistants and coordinators who spend time gathering receipts and invoices. The feature is also good for real estate agents who gather hundreds of applications for new properties and event planners who request assets and contracts up until the day of the event, it says. These are just a few examples of course.

Since first announcing file requests, Dropbox celebrated its 8th birthday and shared a bunch of stats. For one, it has surpassed 400 million registered users. It says users are taking Dropbox to work at over 8 million businesses, and that there are over 100,000 actual Dropbox for Business customers.

According to the company, users sync 1.2 billion files every day, create over 100,000 new shared folders and links every hour, and make 4,000 edits every second.

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Chris Crum
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