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When sharing a link to a file or folder, it would be nice if that link could be shortened within DropBox instead of having to use an external service like Tiny.cc or other.  This would be a great help when we are sharing a link that is likely to have to be hand copied by the recipient.  Also, it a QR code could be generated as well for the link, this would be beneficial when creating printed materials.

Would it be possible to add this functionality in a future update?

Thanks

Joe

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Super User alumni Richard P.
Super User alumni

Dropbox had it and removed it due to abuse.

Joe F.17 Level 2
Level 2

Wow.  Maybe have it available for the Business version.

 

Thanks for the reply.

Super User II
Super User II

When sharing a link to a file or folder, it would be nice if that link could be shortened within DropBox ... Would it be possible to add this functionality in a future update?

Not likely, considering that Dropbox used to have that feature. It was (mostly) removed because too many people thought the generated short links (db.tt) were spam. I say mostly removed because sharing with Twitter might still generate short links.

[Edited to add: I really need to refresh the page before replying after going AFK. Sorry Richard.]