Dropbox currently boasts of over 400 million users worldwide. About 60% of the cloud storage services are used primarily for work purposes. The company has announced a new feature Dropbox Teams that it will be rolling out within the next few coming weeks.
Dropbox Teams will make team members work synchronize all their files across their different devices and make the team work run smoothly. Additionally, the new feature will also enable users to use both their Dropbox for work account and their personal account. By switching between the two accounts and never having to sign out of either.
A member of the team has to create a team folder where the teamwork files will be stored. Then he will add the team members to the group, and the team folder and all the files stored therein will be available to everyone via their respective Dropbox accounts. Even team members added later on will have full access to the files within the team folder.
Like said earlier, the new feature will give users the option to link their personal and work Dropbox accounts, and never have to sign out of any to use the other.
Already Dropbox has a similar feature under its premium Dropbox for Business, but the service only has little over 100,000 companies using it. However, Dropbox Team will be available to all users whether they are using the Free account or the Pro account for $10 per month.
The feature was designed for small companies that are already using Dropbox but cannot afford to pay for the Dropbox for Business. Although Dropbox for Business comes with more advanced features including advanced administrative tools and security controls, like the two-factor authentication.
Pranav Piyush, a product manager at Dropbox told Mashable, “We do expect that a lot of these small teams who start using the team functionality will, over a period of time, graduate to having those kinds of needs and start using Dropbox for Business. That’s going to be a very natural progression.”