Spring 2024 release


Published on April 24, 2024

Introducing seamless end-to-end encryption, Microsoft Co-Authoring, new Dropbox Replay features, and more

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The reality of modern work is that teams are spread across multiple locations, time zones, and even companies. The simplest tasks, like collaborating on content and responding to feedback, can be a massive headache. More than ever, our customers need technology that makes teamwork effortless. 

Using the lessons we’ve learned from Virtual First, our playbook for distributed work, we’ve designed new tools that make it easier to find, organize, and share your content—all in one secure place. Today, we’re announcing new top-requested features to give you the control, flexibility, and speed to do your best work, all from Dropbox.

Advanced data protection features add extra layers of security to confidential content with seamless end-to-end encryption and advanced key management

For years, Dropbox has been trusted by hundreds of millions of users to keep their most important content secure in a simple, seamless way that doesn’t require custom configuration or complex steps. All customer files at rest are encrypted using 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standards so Dropbox users can be confident their data is secure. Some teams, however, work with more sensitive information and want customized encryption standards or additional layers of security to control their data and permissions.

So today, we’re adding even more advanced data protection features, designed to be easy to use for all business teams. In addition to existing layers of security for all Dropbox accounts, business teams will now have access to:

  • Seamless end-to-end encryption: Safeguards data so only the sender and recipient can access content, which means no one—not even Dropbox—can get into those files. Seamless end-to-end encryption is now natively integrated into team folders and eliminates the need for additional software subscriptions.
  • Advanced key management: Add an extra layer of security by setting up a unique encryption key managed by FIPS 140-2 Level 3 key management services, providing more protection and easier management of all team Dropbox files.

We’re also introducing new tools to make it easier for admins to get vital information and visibility into team activity in one place: 

  • Improved Admin Experience: Manage team membership and invites from a central dashboard. Stay up-to-date on pending invites and license usage.
  • Updated Trust Center: Simplify risk assessments of Dropbox products. Get self-serve, anytime access to information about security, reliability, privacy, and compliance, and complete internal reviews, audits, and risk assessments faster than ever.

The latest security features will be available to all Dropbox Advanced, Business Plus, and Enterprise customers starting today. To learn more, visit

Screenshot showing the admin console encryption folder in Dropbox

Stay organized with new Dropbox integrations with Microsoft 365 and say goodbye to conflicting copies

Customers want tools that meet them where they’re working—and it should be seamless to bring the tools they use most into our products. That’s why we recently launched an improved integration with Microsoft Teams that lets you search, preview, upload, and share content stored in Dropbox without leaving Microsoft 365. With this update, you can also use our plugin extension for Copilot for Microsoft 365 to answer questions and generate summaries.

Today, we're building on this with even more Microsoft integrations designed to simplify work for teams.

  • Real-Time Co-Authoring (beta): One of Dropbox’s most-requested features ever, Co-Authoring allows multiple team members to collaboratively edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files from desktop, web, and mobile, natively within Dropbox. You can also see who’s in the document and where they’re editing in real-time, so everyone is working off the latest version. Now teams can finally put an end to conflicting copies.
  • Dropbox Replay for OneDrive: Bring media files from OneDrive directly into Replay for reviews and approvals.

Starting today, all Dropbox customers can sign up for the Co-Authoring beta and access the Dropbox Replay for OneDrive integration. To sign up for the beta and learn more about Dropbox and Microsoft, visit

Screenshot showing new Dropbox integrations with Microsoft 365

Find and get to work on content with quick view, quick access, suggested actions, and more on the Dropbox web experience

Last October, we introduced a redesigned web experience in response to customer feedback for faster access to files. Today, we're introducing several more improvements to help you quickly find what you need so you can start doing your best work—all in Dropbox.

All Dropbox customers will get access to new capabilities to:

  • Easily preview a file as you navigate through your folders with quick view. You can now also identify what's inside a file or folder by hovering over it in grid view.
  • Get to your favorite files quickly by pinning items within quick access in an updated left navigation bar.
  • Kickstart work with suggested quick actions for files—like editing a PDF—that change based on how you work.

Customers on paid plans will get additional features like the ability to:

  • Access content in fewer clicks with dynamic filters that automatically organize your content by things like by project name or themes.
  • Find similar files faster with smart suggestions that show files related to what you’re viewing, like similar PDFs.

Quick view, quick access, and suggested quick actions will begin rolling out globally today. Dynamic filters and smart suggestions are now rolling out to paid plan users in the U.S. in English only today.

Animation showing the quick view feature in the new Dropbox web experience.

Fast-track video, image, and audio reviews with new features in Dropbox Replay

Today, video is the fastest-growing content-type on Dropbox, with over 1.5B videos uploaded every year. We introduced Dropbox Replay, our rich media review and approval tool, to help customers speed up video reviews and get to final delivery faster. For example, one Sundance film composer told us how Replay helped him streamline his review process and finish the score in less than 20 days to meet the festival deadline. And we’ve heard over and over from customers how helpful our patented live review feature is. In just a few clicks, you can start a live session to review audio and video files with collaborators in real-time.

We’ve also heard that, more than ever, customers are working across multiple content types and need a simple way to put their brand front and center. Today, we’re introducing new capabilities to make it easier to do that:

  • Added rich media support: Use Replay to review and approve more types of rich media, including PDF and PSD files.
  • Avid Pro Tools integration: Enables teams to review comments on audio files within the Avid platform. 
  • Dynamic watermarking: Keep proprietary content protected and prevent unauthorized use by placing watermarks on work shared with collaborators. Watermarks include recipient email, IP address, date, and time when the file is opened.
  • Custom branding: Configure custom images, banners, logos, and colors within Replay project workspaces.

The Avid Pro Tools integration and added rich media support are available today to all Replay customers. Customers who upgrade to the paid Replay add-on can now also access dynamic watermarking and custom branding. To learn more, visit

Easily create personalized watermarks for every reviewer of your video projects.
Animation showing the watermarking feature in Dropbox Replay.

Manage sensitive documents securely and get real-time deal insights with DocSend Advanced Data Rooms

Customers say they’re spending too much time organizing deal files and sharing them via email. Without analytics and integration across tools, it’s hard to tell which information is resonating with stakeholders and challenging to keep files updated. 

That’s why we’re excited to introduce DocSend Advanced Data Rooms. They’re designed to simplify the entire deal process from initial pitch to final signature. With DocSend, businesses can offload administrative burdens and securely share the most impactful proprietary information faster, so teams have more time to focus on closing deals.

  • Conduct due diligence with confidence and control: Features like group permissions, visitor verification, and built-in NDAs give you precise control over your most sensitive information.
  • Empower your team with real-time deal insights: Comprehensive data room analytics and page-by-page insights let your team make data-driven decisions.
  • Create and organize your data rooms in minutes: Quickly put your best foot forward with features like data room templates, auto-indexing, and custom branding.

To learn about our transparent pricing and unlimited data rooms, visit

Screenshot showing customization in DocSend Advanced Data Rooms

Find what you need instantly across your digital workspace with Dropbox Dash, AI-powered universal search

When you‘re working across hundreds of tabs and apps between your desktop and browser, you can lose precious time trying to navigate to what you need. In fact, researchers found that people are switching between apps and sites nearly 1,200 times per day, which adds up to nearly four hours lost every week. Why is it easier to search all of human knowledge than your own company’s content?

Last year, we set out to solve this problem by launching Dropbox Dash (beta), AI-powered universal search that connects tools, content, and apps in a single search bar. Dash interacts with the tools you use every day, so you can find anything from your workspace in seconds. Now, Dropbox is improving search and adding new capabilities based on customer feedback:

  • Increased access to Dash: Dash is just a click away on desktop and web. And with an improved Desktop app, it’s easier to find, organize, and share content.
  • Redesigned Start Page: The Start Page, a single dashboard that lets you access universal search, view Stacks—smart, shareable collections of content, and get shortcuts to recent work, offers a new experience that makes it simple to find content, fast. Dash now automatically groups different types of content into Stacks and displays them in a central hub.
  • New connectors: Dash now connects to more than 20 tools and apps you use for work, including popular new additions like Microsoft OneNote and Zendesk

Dropbox Dash is currently in beta and only available in the U.S. in English with new features starting to roll out today. To try out Dash, visit

Screenshot showing the updated Start Page in Dropbox Dash

Dropbox is committed to helping customers organize and share their most important content from one secure place. To learn more about all of today’s updates, visit