Facebook Integrates Dropbox Into Groups
Facebook today announced a new partnership with cloud-based personal storage company Dropbox. The resulting new feature will allow Facebook users to upload documents directly from Dropbox to Groups.
Dropbox’s Chris Varenhorst announced the decision in a blog post:
“Today we’re psyched to announce that you can share stuff from Dropbox right inside Facebook Groups! Now you can share notes with your study group, add the latest game schedule to your basketball team’s group, or post a birthday video to your family’s group at lightning speed from wherever you are — just as long as you have them saved in Dropbox.
Just like other posts to Facebook Groups, people can like or comment on anything you share from within the group. And if you make any edits to a file you’ve shared, the group will get an update automatically!”
Facebook already featured the ability to upload documents from your computer to Groups; this new service will just make it easier for users of Dropbox, which includes many of those switching completely to cloud-based data storage.
The social networking giant can claim a victory as it has taken another small step to make all social connections on the internet pass through its site. And Dropbox gets increased opportunities for use for its existing clients, plus increased exposure to Facebook’s hundreds of millions of users.
What do you think? Will you use Dropbox on Facebook?