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In a recent announcement, Dropbox said that you can now upload and share files with your group members within the Facebook groups you might have set up. Dropbox sharing in Facebook groups is being rolled out even as we publish this. So, do wait patiently a while as Dropbox comes to your Facebook group.

The behavior of the Dropbox group share will be just like any other post on Facebook. Your friends in the group can like or comment on the stuff you share from within the group. Make any edits to the file you share and other group members will receive instant notifications. Members can also preview the shared link to the file.

Start the share by clicking on the ubiquitous Add File link within the group. You’ll see a “From Your Dropbox” icon and link just next to the regular file uploader. After giving Facebook customary access to your Dropbox account, you can browse through your cloud storage folders and select the file you would like to share. It could be docs, photos, and videos…anything that’s there. The shared link to the file will come up on the post on Group’s wall and can also be viewed on a smartphone or tablet.

Concerns regarding the Facebook access to a part of your digital life on the cloud aside, this feature could make group sharing much more flexible. What’s your opinion?

Source: Dropbox Blog

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  1. xbalesx
    September 29, 2012 at 4:27 am

    I will use this, but only connect it to one of my public DB accounts I use for file sharing. Thanks for the write up.

    • Saikat Basu
      September 29, 2012 at 5:52 am

      That would be the way to go. Just use public folder.

    • macwitty
      September 29, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Work for us who have used Dropbox for a while but not for new accounts. From Dropbox:
      "After July 31, 2012, we will no longer create Public folders in any new Dropbox accounts.
      Source: https://www.dropbox.com/developers/blog/19

  2. macwitty
    September 28, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Ambivalent - do I want to have more things linked/connected to facebook on the oter hand is sounds very handy

  3. GrrGrrr
    September 28, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    A big leap for Dropbox.
    It clearly indicates that Dropbox rules Cloud storage.

  4. Fer
    September 28, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    This is a security concern for Dropbox. Do what you want, but I won´t recommend linking FB to Dropbox.

    • Renamo3
      October 19, 2012 at 6:38 am

      Fer your concern makes sense to me. As their is a "regular file uploader" option too. With this their is possibly no need to link to ones Dropbox and loose the security of Dropbox.
      My biggest concern would be the file security of files uploaded to the "regular file uploader" (FaceBook Cloud) as it appears to me that the files are now available to linking outside the FaceBook Group (FBG), through the actions of group members. I have not been able to find info on this issue and I would really like to know how secure private data like e.g. telephone numbers, birthdays and e-Mail addresses in a *.txt, *.doc or *.xml file are once uploaded to "regular file uploader".

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