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Can I share items without needing them to sign into their account?

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Advice needed. I am trying to share a folder containing photos with some of my friends. I have no problem sending a link to a view only folder, but when I click the link on my mobile device (android) it insists I should download the Dropbox app and create an account. I thought the point of sending a view only flile/folder was that it can be shared with non-dropbox users? Is there any way my friends can access the file without having to download the app?

Thanks in advance for any advice.


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Re: Sharing

Hi there, if it’s asking you to sign up, then either you’ve shared a view-only folder or a file directly, or created a shared link to a folder that can only be accessed by a Dropbox Business team you’re a part of.
Most likely it’s the former, if so, we’d recommend creating a shared link and send them that link.
Keep me posted with any updates!

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