How Do I Send a File That I Just Uploaded to Dropbox?

This article discusses the steps needed to share an uploaded file on Dropbox. It shares the different steps to take depending on the type of device being used by the Dropbox user.

How Do I Send a File That I Just Uploaded To Dropbox?

Dropbox, a service which allows users to save and share files, is a popular choice with many consumers. The steps to take to send an uploaded file to Dropbox vary according to the type of device you're using. It's important to note that an email with a link will be sent to your recipient. If you have questions about any of these steps, reach out to Dropbox.

Steps to Take to Send an Uploaded File via Dropbox

1. The first step you need to take is to sign into your account on the Dropbox website.

2. Next you need to hover over the file or folder you would like to share.

3. Click on the share icon (person).

4. This is where you will need to type the email, name or group of who you wish to share your file with. Be sure to click to select them. You are allowed to choose as many people as necessary.

5. At this point you need to select Can Edit or Can View.

6. You can now add a note if you need to. If so, check the box to indicate your desire to post this note as a comment.

7. Finally you need to click Share File or Share Folder which will show up as a link in the recipient's email.

If you have any question about these steps, contact Dropbox.

Steps to Take to Send an Uploaded File on the Dropbox Desktop App

1. You will first need to open your Dropbox folder which can be found in File Explorer if you are a Windows user or at Finder if you use a Mac.

2. This is where you either right-click or command-click the file or folder you want to share.

3. Next click Share.

4. Type the email, name, or group of the people you wish to share a file or folder with. Make sure you click to select them. You're allowed to choose as many recipients as you wish.

5. Click either Can Edit or Can View.

6. You can add a message at this point if needed.

7. Finally you will need to click Share. This will allow the file or folder you send to show up as a link in the recipient's email.

If you need assistance with these steps, contact Dropbox.

Steps to Take to Send an Uploaded File on the Dropbox Mobile App

1. First you need to open the Dropbox mobile app.

2. You will see either vertical ellipsis if you're using an Android device or ellipsis if you're using an iPhone or iPad.

3. Tap on the ellipsis next to the file or folder you want to share.

4. At this point tap Share.

5. Next you need to tap Invite to File.

6. Tap under Send To which will enable you to type the email, name, or group of the people you wish to share with.

7. You will next tap to select your recipients from the choices. You are allowed to choose as many recipients as you wish.

8. Choose from Can Edit, Can View, or View Only and tap to select the one you want to use.

9. Tap Message if you wish to add a message.

10. Finally tap Share.

If you need help with these steps, reach out to Dropbox.

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