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Why are the words "Simplify your Life" being added to my Dropbox links

Why are the words "Simplify your Life" being added to my Dropbox links

smartcooky
Explorer | Level 4

Just as the subject implies.

 

I right click on a folder or file, choose "Copy Dropbox link" and when I paste it into a forum, it looks OK, but when I submit the post, it has my link with the words "Simplify your Life" added to the link. Other users of the forum find this suspicious and are often reluctant to click on these links.

 

How can I prevent this rude, spammy behaviour?

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Mark
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Dropbox doesnt add that to links so it sounds to me like some third party is doing it (maybe the forum software?). 


 


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smartcooky
Explorer | Level 4

OK thanks

 

I will check it out with them

 

konnektor
Helpful | Level 5

I'm getting this as well - no indication except in the copied link file title.

 

Has anyone found out where this is coming from?

 

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Rich
Super User II

@konnektor wrote:

Has anyone found out where this is coming from?


The site you're pasting it in to is likely reading the content at the link and pulling a page title or header. Dropbox has no control over this.

Megan
Dropbox Staff

Hi @konnektor, welcome to our Community! 

 

Where are you trying to paste the link to? If you simply paste the link into your browser, do you notice this behavior, or does the name of it displays without an issue?

 

Let me know more! 


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konnektor
Helpful | Level 5

Hi Megan

 

The phrase appears when I paste the link into WhatsApp. Doesn't appear on Telegram, so WhatsApp is the only place that it shows up - on the preview within the app.

Megan
Dropbox Staff

Hi @konnektor, if you don't see the same message when pasting the link itself on your browser, then it's most likely what Rich mentioned above. 


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konnektor
Helpful | Level 5
Very weird though - the file is a video exported from ScreenFlow direct to a DropBox folder, then the link is derived from the Dropbox "copy Dropbox link" command via contextual menu. This doesn't happen with non-Dropbox links pasted into WhatsApp.

There's a gremlin somewhere...

Under The Big W
New member | Level 2

Hi All

I am a bit late to the party here, but found this article by a google search 'Why are the words "Simplify your Life" added to the end of my Dropbox links'

Anyway, just had the same thing posting a file link to a forum, that forum is based on discourse, (I think?)

So whatever it is, it is not just WhatsApp doing this to people!

Hope this helps anybody in a small way!

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