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Have you tried the Dropbox and Gmail integration?

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Have you tried the Dropbox and Gmail integration?

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With the Dropbox for Gmail Chrome extension, you can share your Dropbox files directly through your Gmail account. You can also save attachments from Gmail directly to your Dropbox. 
 
The extension is free and available through the Google Chrome Web Store. Remember to start working with the Gmail Chrome extension you need to use the Google Chrome web browser.
 

How do I add Dropbox to my Gmail account?

 

How to install the Dropbox for Gmail Chrome extension
To enable the Dropbox for Gmail Chrome extension:
  1. Visit the Chrome Web Store. 
  2. Click Add to Chrome
 
How to share files once you’ve installed the extension: 
 
To share a Dropbox file using the Dropbox for Gmail Chrome Extension:
  1. From your Gmail account, click Compose.
  2. Click the Dropbox icon at the bottom of the Compose window.
  3. Select the file you'd like to share from your Dropbox in the pop-up window.
  4. Click Insert link.
  5. You'll then see an attachment link in the body of your email.
    • Note: The file will look like an attachment, but it's in fact a shared link. This saves space in your inbox, and ensures others will always see the latest version of a file.

 

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How will the Dropbox for Gmail Chrome extension improve my working from home experience?

With the Dropbox for Gmail Chrome extension you can share your Dropbox files directly through your Gmail account. You can also save attachments from Gmail directly to your Dropbox, so you can save time every time you want to share a file.
 
 

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