Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Discover new ways to use Dropbox or share your tips with other users like you. Get involved



I can't figure out how to tag in Dropbox.

New member | Level 2

Hi! I am getting familiar with Dropbox because one of my clients uses it. We need to organize files by both folders and tagging. I can't figure out how to tag. All of my searches indicated Dropbox didn't support tagging in 2014 (!), and then maybe some support for desktop app and/or photos. I can't find anything for 2019 or 2020 other than coder stuff. Anyone who is not a coder able to tag files in Dropbox with cloud version?

By the way, the forced labeling to submit this request doesn't make sense and there isn't a fit for files, folders, tags, or organizing so choosing all. :(

Many thanks, Community and Dropbox suppport.

Tags (1)
1 Reply

Re: Tagging files


Hi @StephPDX. Welcome to our Community! grinning face with smiling eyes

Tagging files is indeed not a Dropbox feature at the time, but we do have a few features that could help you note information on files and folders. 

Want to make a folder defer from the rest and even tag people on it? Your answer is Dropbox Spaces. 

dividers Introducing Dropbox Spaces

Want to make a note to a file? comment on a part of a file and mention another user? 

dividers Comment on Dropbox files. 

I would love to have your feedback. Let me know if these features help you accomplish what you wanted.  

Thank you!

Community Moderator @ Dropbox

Heart Did this post help you? If so, please give it a Like below. 
White check mark Did this post fix your issue/answer your question? If so please press the 'Accept as Solution' button to help others find it.
Arrows Counter Clock Still stuck? Ask me a question! (
Questions asked in the community will likely receive an answer within 4 hours!)

Syncing and uploads

Have a question? Our Dropbox Community is here to help!

Post your question or search for an answer below.

Learn more about using the Community by reading our Community Guidelines.

Hi there,

If you need more help you can log a ticket with our Support Team here (expected response time 24 hours), or contact us on Twitter or Facebook.

For more info on available support options, see this article.

If you found the answer to your question, please 'like' the post to say thanks to the user!

I can't figure out how to tag in Dropbox.
1 Reply
1 Like
Looking for Dropbox Paper users
Do you use Dropbox Paper?

If so, we're starting a design feedback group and we'd love for you to be a part of it. We have paid feedback opportunities - both in person and remotely - for English speaking users based in the US.

Interested? Take the short survey to let us know.

Take the survey
Who's talking
Top contributors to this post