Share stuff from Dropbox in your Facebook Groups!

Posted by Chris Varenhorst on September 26, 2012

Today we’re psyched to announce that you can share stuff from Dropbox right inside Facebook Groups! Now you can share notes with your study group, add the latest game schedule to your basketball team’s group, or post a birthday video to your family’s group at lightning speed from wherever you are. Just like other posts to Facebook Groups, people can like or comment on anything you share from within the group. And if you make any edits to a file you’ve shared, the group will get an update automatically! To share with your Facebook group, click ‘Add File’ on the group’s page.

Once you choose to link Facebook to your Dropbox account, you’ll be able to search through your Dropbox and select what you’d like to share. Docs, photos, and videos shared from Dropbox will show up on the group’s wall and can also be viewed on a smartphone or tablet.

For more info on how to use Dropbox and Facebook Groups, check out our help center. We’ll start rolling out the feature today, so you should see it in your Facebook groups soon.

We’re excited about the awesome stuff you’ll create and share!

102 Comments to Share stuff from Dropbox in your Facebook Groups!

Joakim Berglund
September 26, 2012

Great stuff!

Sam E. Lawrence
September 26, 2012

Awesome integration! Great work, guys!

florian
September 26, 2012

Will we be able to post pictures from Dropbox to our Facebook wall (not groups) eventually?

chromaniac
September 26, 2012

OK. Just to confirm. You have partnered with Facebook to offer this as a native feature on Facebook Groups right? No need to install a browser extension?

I am sort of confused because I do not see this option in my account right now. :)

Elias Gonzalez
September 26, 2012

GRACIAS :D

Brandon Robinson
September 26, 2012

Aaaaaaawwweeeeeeeesssssoooommmeeeeeee. Great idea! Very useful. A notification that tells when the shared members access the files would be great, too!

precogtyrant
September 26, 2012

cool!

Anthony Recenello
September 26, 2012

Not working for me.

Chakib Tsouli
September 26, 2012

Be patient ! It didn’t roll out to everyone yet !

chromaniac
September 26, 2012

Righto. Just needed confirmation on the first part. Looks like it is indeed an official collaboration with Facebook. Cool.

James Britt / Neurogami
September 26, 2012

I take this as tacit approval of how Facebook handles privacy and generally conducts business. That makes me less comfortable about Dropbox.

Venkat Pola
September 26, 2012

Cool !!!! Definitely a great move for Dropbox in terms of moving to social. Am a aggressive user for both dropbox and facebook as well. But still am wondering how many times i collaborate on files in facebook. May be i don’t use facebook groups much. I generally upload files to facebook just for photos into albums. Lets see how it goes.

Once again congrats for Dropbox and all the best !!!

Guest
September 26, 2012

<3

Srujan
September 26, 2012

Nice idea. its gonna help me in a million ways.

Ilya Fushman
September 26, 2012

Yes. That is correct.

Ilya Fushman
September 26, 2012

Please be patient, we’re rolling this out slowly.

[...] Today we’re psyched to announce that you can share stuff from Dropbox right inside Facebook Groups! Now you can share notes with your study group, add the latest game schedule to your basketball team’s group, or post a birthday video to your family’s group at lightning speed from wherever you are.   [...]

Maggie Barr
September 26, 2012

You have to download and install the Dropbox software still. Some people I’d like to share files with will refuse to do that for security reasons. Oh well.

chromaniac
September 26, 2012

mmm not really. dropbox generate unique links that can download the shared file through the browser. app is needed for passive downloading of files in the background!

cweagans
September 26, 2012

Very nice! This will help a lot :)

AA
September 26, 2012

I am not going to click on Like on Dropbox. I don’t visit any website when I am logged in to Facebook. No thanks Dropbox.

Tufail Shahzad
September 26, 2012

I’m still unable to see this feature.

Nicola Efflandrin
September 26, 2012

Nice add even if i’m leaving facebook for G+ =)

Jamerson Júnior
September 26, 2012

How do I integrate my Dropbox account with Facebook?

Ben
September 26, 2012

I’d be excited about this, and I would love to use this feature for our senior project, but you’re missing several paid levels between “free and useless” to “goddamn expensive and way too big.”

foodgirldc
September 26, 2012

Ugh. Really? With all of FB’s privacy issues? Sad.

Rakesh
September 26, 2012

Okay … so not only FB has access to my friends, schedule and interests, but now with this FB will be able to access my personal data. No thank you very much. This feature is not for me. If I have to share the basketball schedule, I would rather upload it from my PC. 

Тролльчёнок
September 26, 2012

woooow!

Aus379
September 26, 2012

But uploading it to Dropbox makes the file legally owned BY Dropbox, as stated in the TOS.
Uploading it is a security risk in, and of its self.
I don’t see why people don’t just setup a MyCloud server in their own house.

chromaniac
September 26, 2012

By using our Services you provide us with information, files, and folders that you submit to Dropbox (together, “your stuff”). You retain full ownership to your stuff. We don’t claim any ownership to any of it. These Terms do not grant us any rights to your stuff or intellectual property except for the limited rights that are needed to run the Services, as explained below.
This is what I see on their ToS page. 

Aus379
September 26, 2012

Oh. 
I have been misinformed, and thank you for telling me this.

Pavel Rebrov
September 26, 2012

I might be wrong, but I’ve never encountered an option for granular 3rd party access control in Dropbox.

Basically, there’s no way I can allow Facebook read-only access my Photos folder but keep it off my business documents and 1Password keychain and passport scans and lots of stuff they shouldn’t have their hands on.

So, until a more granular access control for 3rd party apps is in place at Dropbox, this is actually a set up for a major disaster involving Personal Data.

Pyjiang2
September 26, 2012

i have connected FB with dropbox, but I still did not see such option when I want to add a file from dropbox. How come?

SEnzoP
September 26, 2012

Oh great!

Desinle
September 26, 2012

this is some awesome news from dropbox.. congrats dropbox team on this new feature..

Gfgfhg
September 26, 2012

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geethdt
September 26, 2012

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geethdt
September 26, 2012

Good!
 

Nahum Cohen
September 26, 2012

This can be done today by “Get Link” to specific file and then post in FB – it’s much more controlled option and does not require to allow full RO access to FB. 

Top Medical Schools
September 27, 2012

Thanks!

dcss hero
September 27, 2012

Goodbye dropbox, I will not use a service that is in cooperation with facebook… ever.

Madhurathore4
September 27, 2012

very nice

Kai
September 27, 2012

There’s no “choose file from Dropbox” option on my facebook. I’m from Indonesia, when will it come to Indonesia?

demonhunter
September 27, 2012

yeeea! very good

chromaniac
September 27, 2012

It would appear only inside Groups. 

chromaniac
September 27, 2012

That is one way of looking at things. That would require you to stop using Microsoft products as well. And probably a bunch more! 

chromaniac
September 27, 2012

And that option works with Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive, your own server and so on! 

chromaniac
September 27, 2012

We G+ users have Google Drive integration but only for photos and videos for now which makes me sad. 

DrBob27
September 27, 2012

 Bye!

fb hater
September 27, 2012

ok, i used dropbox private but now i will delete all my files & say “good bye dropbox”

Miggs
September 27, 2012

WHo says we’re not?

Tarzan
September 27, 2012

A major disaster of dropbox to join up with facebook. I guess Google drive, was a to harsh competitor for them. In regards of facebooks long-going privacy concerns, this one is a huge downfall not only for the users of dropbox, but for all the internet. *Sigh* why can’t people see it when their guidance is leading them to disaster — just because it’s smart? lol. I will quit dropbox and use a alternative :)

Paying Dropbox Customer
September 27, 2012

Integration with Facebook? You must be joking! I had much respect for Dropbox and have enjoyed using the service (paid). But now, with an alliance with Facebook, I’ll be saying goodbye!

Nigel
September 27, 2012

That way over the top

Kenneth Sutton
September 27, 2012

 Not only do I not want to integrate dropbox with facebook, the fact that you have done it makes me less inclined to use dropbox.

Umer Rock
September 27, 2012

 Not showing here :(

shailendra
September 27, 2012

hi 
   how are yoy.

7876767678
September 27, 2012

#$()@(#$(@

Guest
September 28, 2012

Thanks !

Carlovincente
September 28, 2012

I Won´t use Dropbox anymore. This integration with FB is a shot in the head.

Suresh Kumar
September 28, 2012

I can’t able to see the features in my group. Is there any way to activate them or tweak the facebook settings ? Please let me know 

Thanks
Suresh

RC
September 28, 2012

When will this be available in the Philippines? I tried it already and it doesn’t work (yet?!). Anyway, hope you get to my country soon. 

Frank
September 29, 2012

I hope for you, that you find an alternative. I moved a lot of my files – more than 5000 mp3 from Dropbox to Google Drive, but moved back to Dropdox when I found out, that a lot of files were actually not synced although the Google Drive told med so. Google Drive is not safe or mature. Dropbox is. 

[...] Today we’re psyched to announce that you can share stuff from Dropbox right inside Facebook Groups! Now you can share notes with your study group, add the latest game schedule to your basketball team’s group, or post a birthday video to your family’s group at lightning speed from wherever you are. Just like other posts to Facebook Groups, people can like or comment on anything you share from within the group. And if you make any edits to a file you’ve shared, the group will get an update automatically! To share with your Facebook group, click ‘Add File’ on the group’s page.  [...]

[...] Today we’re psyched to announce that you can share stuff from Dropbox right inside Facebook Groups! Now you can share notes with your study group, add the latest game schedule to your basketball team’s group, or post a birthday video to your family’s group at lightning speed from wherever you are. Just like other posts to Facebook Groups, people can like or comment on anything you share from within the group. And if you make any edits to a file you’ve shared, the group will get an update automatically! To share with your Facebook group, click ‘Add File’ on the group’s page.  [...]

No
September 30, 2012

don’t work: no dropbox-button at facebook (germany)

Ike
September 30, 2012

Does Facebook has in any way the possibility to access data from dropbox users? I must say that I’m still shocked that Dropbox (which I supported since the closed beta phase) works together with the post privacy whore named Facebook …

I’m warned now. If there is any more movement from Dropbox towards Facebook I will consider the termination of my pro account. And if Dropbox would be acquired by Facebook – then I’m definitely an ex-customer.

Info
September 30, 2012

I Won´t use Dropbox anymore. This integration with FB is a shot in the head.

Allan5742
September 30, 2012

 already available in our country…i tried and it works fine

Allan5742
September 30, 2012

I hope that this feature will be available in facebook status so that we don’t have to upload files in facebook

ralf möller
October 1, 2012

GRACIAS :D

ralf möller
October 1, 2012

GRACIAS :D

Wkay96
October 1, 2012

I am considering a Dropbox accont…but not if it’s linked to FAcebook.

Claude Funk
October 1, 2012

thanks

Claude Funk
October 1, 2012

thanks

Nathan Cheek
October 2, 2012

Its not linked to Facebook unless you manually link it to Facebook.

Aungkyawnyein Df
October 3, 2012

့i wanna share on my timeline.

Pineapplleroof45
October 3, 2012

Wow..nice

Carleen Winstead
October 4, 2012

stuff or intellectual property except for the limited rights that are needed to run the Services, as explained below.
This is what I see on their ToS page.

FBGroupAdmin
October 4, 2012

Great – just the feature I have been waiting for. Now I can post a single text file to several groups and keep it up to date by updating the file in my Dropbox – of course kept in a separate folder that is shared with other admins.

ralf möller
October 4, 2012

I am of the same opinion as you do, if you consider that the man can say the same respect as you
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Esteban Cavallini Espinoza
October 5, 2012

when Dropbox the can begin to use on facebook?

ADHORI MOHABBAT
October 6, 2012

Great

Dzieje
October 7, 2012

Witam i serdecznie pozdrawiam!

Qhsrk2323
October 8, 2012

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Jay Penrith
October 8, 2012

Sharing on timeline or page would be awesome too :) But great work !

jhonmichael
October 9, 2012

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Desinle
October 9, 2012

great work…

Oobagaw
October 9, 2012

I am seeing it on my group BUT when’s it gonna be operational ???

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koancenter
October 17, 2012

Your family’s group at lightning speed from wherever you are.

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October 20, 2012

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Oobagaw
November 7, 2012

You need to have a group in order to use dropbox :)

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November 7, 2012

spamming ?

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