Facebook and file hosting platform, Dropbox have released a new feature that lets users share photos, videos and other files on Facebook Messenger.
With an installed Dropbox app, users can share files such as videos, images and even animated Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) which will be displayed directly in the chats without having to leave the Messenger app, the companies say.
[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”left” bgcolor=”#” color=”#” bcolor=”#” arrow=”yes”]Instead of finding a link, then sharing it, Messenger now supports direct sharing of Dropbox stuff. You can add a video, picture or text document, so long as you have both Messenger and Dropbox on your phone.[/quote]The feature has already started rolling out and is available today for iOS and Android.
Instead of finding a link, then sharing it, Messenger now supports direct sharing of Dropbox stuff. You can add a video, picture or text document, so long as you have both Messenger and Dropbox on your phone.
Dropbox will now be seen as an available source to allow users share files on Messenger when they tap the ‘More’ button in Messenger for iOS or Android.
For other kind of files, users will be shown the ‘Open’ option where they can preview and save files.
“We want people to communicate just the way they want to on Messenger, with everyone they care about,” Stan Chudnovsky, head of product for Messenger says.
According to him, “giving our users the ability to share their Dropbox videos and images in Messenger threads with just a few taps will help them bring more style and personality to those conversations.”