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Short URL for Dropbox Pro accounts

New member | Level 2

Will dropbox have short urls (db.tt or similar) for their pro accounts?

I checked https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Learn-Discuss/How-to-share-a-Dropbox-File-or-Folder-with-a-Short-URL... and the answer wasn't too helpful.  They recommended using a 3rd party link shortener.  

Dropbox should have its own shortener for db.tt domain or a different domain dedicated for shortening dropbox links.  The long links can be cumbersome to share sometimes.

4 Comments
Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey there @Jon G.23 - I hope all's well at your end and thanks for posting your question in our forums. 

As this is not currently possible with Dropbox I wanted to thank you for your feedback about shared links Jon. We are always looking for user input regarding our website so I will make sure your comments are passed along to our dev team as a feature request for a shortening option on shared links. 

If there's anything else I can do, please let me know and , in the meantime, have a lovely day!

 

Super User II
Super User II

It's doubtful that Dropbox will ever bring back shortened URLs on their own. They used to have this feature and slowly removed it from all aspects of their service. The last place that still had it was sending a share link via Twitter, but I don't know if it's gone from as well now.

Typically, when Dropbox removes a feature, it doesn't return.

Sam B.6 New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Yes, please!!!

GDog New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do this