Faceebook Groups Adds Dropbox Integration

Now if you want to share files with friends via Facebook Groups, you can do so via Dropbox.

“When the owner of the file makes updates, those updates will also be shared back to the group. And, just like other posts to Facebook Groups, people can like or comment on the content,” a Facebook representative told Mashable.

Since edits are shared directly back to the group, the functionality could be ideal for group projects where several people need access and the information is constantly changing.

Dropbox and Facebook also see the feature being used to share things like videos of a birthday party with your “family Group,” or class notes with a study group you have on the social network.

Documents, photos, and videos can all be shared from your Dropbox account onto your group’s wall, and all of that content can be viewed via web as well as on a smartphone or tablet.

Facebook rolled out file sharing for groups in May of this year. With the feature users can upload file types up to 25MB in size, excluding music and executable (.exe) files.

To get started using Dropbox with Facebook you just have to click the “Add File” button on your Group’s page and then link your existing Dropbox account (or create a new one).

The new feature will start gradually rolling out to Facebook users Wednesday.

Do you have the new Dropbox functionality in groups yet? Let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments.



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