400 Million Dropbox Users


400 million strong


Published on June 24, 2015

We created Dropbox in 2007 with one idea in mind: to give people simple, secure access to their files anytime, anywhere. Back then, we couldn’t have imagined the incredible things — big and small — that people would do with Dropbox. Today, 400 million people around the world are using Dropbox. They 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. They launch startups, create award-winning documentaries, and build their dream homes. We’re proud of the role we play in people’s lives around the world. As our community continues to grow, we wanted to reflect on a few of the things we’ve built recently to make Dropbox better for you.

Faster, simpler access to content

Your files are more than just .jpgs, .docs, and .ppts. They’re your ideas, memories, projects, and work — which is why it’s crucial that you have instant access to them from anywhere. We redesigned image and document previews and implemented full-text search to save you time and improve productivity. With over 35 billion Microsoft Office files stored on Dropbox, our Office integration is a natural fit, letting you edit Word, PowerPoint, or Excel files directly from your web browser or mobile device. We also brought great new features like recent files, commenting, and PDF viewing to our iOS and Android apps so people can keep working from wherever they are.

Better ways to share and work together

With millions of people sharing on Dropbox every day, we put a lot of effort into making it easier for you to share and work with others. Now you can comment on files in Dropbox, and work in real time on Microsoft Office documents using the Dropbox badge. Sharing has gotten faster and easier with new changes to the Dropbox website, and a new extension for your Gmail accountWe're also developing a simple, new way for teams to write together. If you want a sneak peek, request an invite to join our Notes beta here : )

Tools to power businesses

Today, over 100,000 companies are using Dropbox for Business to work smarter across industries like media, construction, and education, to name just a few. We’re committed to building simple, secure technology for businesses that employees love using. Over the past year, we've brought you a better way to manage teams with Groups, better sharing controls, and powerful integrations with best-in-class tools for eDiscovery, DLP, and other business-critical applications thanks to the Dropbox for Business API. And just last week we announced more management and security features for IT. These are only a few of the things we've done to make Dropbox the best place to create, share, and work with others. We've got a lot more coming, so stay tuned!