Dropbox Adds File Requests For Collecting Files From Groups

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Dropbox announced a new feature for file requests so users can more easily collect files of any size from groups on any platform regardless of device.

"Existing solutions to collect files – email, text messaging, social media, FTP servers, or even physically mailing hard drives – are clunky and often limited by file size," a Dropbox spokesperson tells WebProNews. "Dropbox’s file requests is a simple, seamless solution that eliminates the back and forth and takes care of the organizing for you, right in your Dropbox account."


"With file requests, gathering photos, docs, and more from a group of people is simple," the spokesperson says. "Need to collect bids from your contractor or create a family cookbook for your sister’s bridal shower? Just send out a link, and watch the files show up in your Dropbox for your eyes only. Whether you’re requesting items from your tech-savvy cousin or your tech-challenged mom, submitters won’t even need to create a Dropbox account to partake. The best part? Dropbox takes care of the organizing for you by adding the name of each submitter to the files they send in."

To use the feature, just go to dropbox.com/requests to send out requests. It's currently available to Dropbox basic and Pro users, but will be released to business customers in the next few weeks, we're told.

The FAQ has a basic walkthrough for the feature in case you have any trouble.

Images via Dropbox

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