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Working with Google Cloud to bring all your work together


Published on March 01, 2018

With different projects scattered across storage buckets, apps, and devices, we’re constantly forced to take extra steps to get work done. Over the past year, we’ve been focusing on how we can solve this problem for individuals and teams by delivering a unified home for work. And today, we’re announcing a new partnership with Google Cloud that will bring Dropbox and G Suite users one step closer to a world where our work comes together. We’ll soon begin rolling out a series of integrations that will help you use Dropbox more effectively with Google productivity and collaboration tools. Here’s what you can look forward to:
  • Centralized content. Dropbox users will be able to create, open, edit, save, and share Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides directly from Dropbox. And when you’re working in Dropbox, you’ll be able to save Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to your Dropbox account.
  • Secure collaboration. Dropbox Business admins will be able to manage Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides just like any other content that lives in Dropbox.
  • More effective communication. We’re also building new, native Dropbox integrations for Gmail and Google Hangouts Chat. With them, you’ll be able to select files from your Dropbox account and send links directly from Gmail and Hangouts Chat. In addition, the Gmail add-on will allow you to display creation, modification, and last-accessed dates for linked files, while the Hangouts integration will add previews for linked files directly to your chats.
We couldn’t be happier to bring Dropbox to more of the tools you use every day. Ritcha Ranjan, Director, Product Management at Google Cloud, shares our enthusiasm, saying, “Our goal is to make G Suite accessible no matter what tools you bring to work, and these integrations help our shared customers better collaborate in the tools they use every day. Working with Dropbox to make our apps work better together helps our customers focus their time on work that matters.” This new partnership—along with recent Microsoft Outlook and Adobe XD CC integrations—is part of our mission to help you cut through the noise and focus on what matters. Our new Google Cloud integrations will begin launching later this year. To learn more about our partnerships with companies like Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, and Facebook, check out our app integration posts.