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How to Integrate Gmail with Dropbox

--Tuesday, November 19, 2013
As one of the best cloud storage servers, Dropbox introduced and released its Chrome extension to integrate the online storage service with Gmail. The Dropbox Gmail integration enables you to share files stored in Dropbox directly from your Gmail account. Instead of attaching large files to your emails, you can now just insert links to documents or folders without waiting too long for uploading or compressing files. If you are a Chrome user, Gmail user and Dropbox user, just try this brand new brilliant function of Dropbox.

Guide to Integrate Gmail with Dropbox

Note: Your Gmail account address must be the same as that of Dropbox account, or you can't connect them two together.

Open Chrome browser and search for Dropbox in the Chrome web store. Then, add Dropbox for Gmail extension to chrome and follow the prompts to get started.

Install Dropbox Extension in Chrome

Log in your Gmail account and click the "Compose" button. You will see a Dropbox icon next to the "Send" button in the pop-up window. Hit it, you can check the files stored in your Dropbox.

Insert Dropbox into Gmail

In the Dropbox files interface, select the files you want to share and hit the "Insert Links" button at the lower-right corner.

Select Files in Dropbox

Then, all the selected files will show as attachment in the body of the email. But in fact, they are all shared links which means size and format of the sending files is unrestricted. It also saves space of inbox.

Link Dropbox Files and Insert Links to Gmail

With Dropbox for Gmail extension, we can now attach multiple files or folders stored in Dropbox without having to zip them up and waste time to upload them before sending it out with Gmail. Even though the receiver is a non-Dropbox user, he can access to the files by the link you sent to him as well. No size limitations. No slow-down.


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