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Facebook, Dropbox partner to provide quick file uploads to Groups

September 26, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • A picture of Dropbox's Facebook page.
A picture of Dropbox's Facebook page. (Facebook )

Facebook Inc. and Dropbox are teaming up to create a feature that will be helpful for study, work and productivity groups on the popular social network.

The two tech companies announced Wednesday that Facebook users can now quickly upload files from their personal Dropbox accounts to their Facebook Groups and easily share the files with group members.

The group's file will also be automatically updated each time the user edits it.

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Dropbox said the new feature will roll out starting Wednesday. Facebook users will know if they have the feature when they click "Add File" on a Facebook Group if they see an option that says "From Your Dropbox."

If you do have that option, click it, and you'll be prompted to sign into your Dropbox account. You'll also be asked permission to link your Dropbox and Facebook accounts.

Once you've completed the setup, you'll be able to upload files straight from Dropbox at "lightning speed," the cloud storage company said in a news release.

More instructions for setting up the new feature can be found at Dropbox.

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