Sharing Made Easier with Dropbox Links

Allison Howen
by Allison Howen 24 Apr, 2012

The popular document storing service Dropbox has launched a new way for its users to share their content quickly - with a link.

Dropbox Links enables users to easily share documents, photos, videos and even entire folders by sending a link to their colleagues and friends. The link opens up the chosen content into a full-browser display without any setup, signing in or downloading.

"We're always looking for ways to make life easier and solve the basic problems people face every day," says Drew Houston, CEO and co-founder of Dropbox. "Sending files has always been a painful process, but now with Dropbox, sharing with friends, family and colleagues is effortless."

Users can create a link by clicking on the "Get Link" button on a specific file or folder. Links can be created from Dropbox desktop, Web and mobile applications. Additionally, if the link is sent to another Dropbox user, that person will be have the option to instantly save the file into their Dropbox.