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Dropbox Family: Stay connected, even if you’re apart


Published on October 21, 2020

While some families are now more physically together than ever, other families are scattered and doing their best to stay connected online.

With most people living, working, and schooling from home, our lives got way more complicated almost overnight. We can’t bring everyone together for a few laughs in the family room, but we’re doing our part to help you and your family declutter your digital lives with the introduction of our new Dropbox Family plan. 

Our Family plan keeps up to six members connected in one organized place with 2,000 GB (2 TB) to share photos, videos, PDFs, and even Google Docs. Each member can access the Family Room, a shared folder that allows every member to stay up to date on important family business and the latest recipe creations. Everyone has their own separate account for personal files—and it’s all under one plan with one bill. 

With everyone and their stuff under one plan, it’s easy to stay in sync and keep important documents like emergency contacts close at hand when you need them the most. To help you keep your digital lives secure and accessible on any device, Family includes additional products and features: Dropbox Passwords, Dropbox Vault, and computer backup. You can spend less time rummaging through paperwork to find what you need and more time with your family.

Store and sync passwords across devices

Get your teens in the habit of using strong passwords early so their account details stay safe. Our Passwords app lets everyone on your Family plan create and store account details across devices. They can instantly sign in to their favorite sites and apps like Spotify, Amazon, bank accounts, online classes, and more.

Since Passwords secures credentials with zero-knowledge encryption, you can have peace of mind knowing that your family’s account details are protected. With apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, Passwords lets your family members sign in from anywhere—no matter which devices they use.


More features: protect what matters most

Vault provides an extra layer of security for each member’s sensitive files—whether they’re storing bank statements to balance a budget, organizing college applications, submitting their Social Security card for a new job, or uploading housing documents, their files will be organized and easily accessible. Plus, you can select one family member who can access your vault in an emergency. 


Computer backup automatically syncs folders like your Desktop, Downloads, and Documents on your PC or Mac directly into your Dropbox folder. Protect your family against computer loss, hard drive crashes, and the hassle of manually transferring files to a new device. 

If you need to back up photos, you and your family can turn on the camera uploads feature to automatically upload photos from a mobile device into Dropbox. You can also use camera uploads when you connect digital cameras and SD cards to a computer with the Dropbox desktop app installed. Your family’s photos and videos will be backed up and stored in their Camera Uploads folders for safekeeping and sharing for years to come.

And thanks to a new integration with Facebook, your family can now transfer their entire photo and video libraries directly into Dropbox with only a few clicks. Now all of your family’s digital photos can be easily stored in one organized place. Sharing your favorite photos with your favorite people who aren’t on social media has never been easier. 

Our new plan gives your family a place to share and store memories no matter where they are. Sign up for Dropbox Family for as low as $16.99 per month—less than the cost of two Dropbox Plus subscriptions—and still get all the same features included in Plus.