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What is the difference between being in a "team" and being a "member"?

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I'm unclear as to the difference between being on a team and being a member.

We have one project that the work of an outside person (with their own Dropbox account). We've created a shared folder that two of our business members can use together with the freelancer.

Since we only require the freelancer to use the single shared folder, is there any reason to make her part of our 'team'? 

And what would being part of a 'team' enable her to do that she can't already?

And how is being on a 'team' different from being a 'member'?

I've looked at various Help faqs but can't find this terminology explained.

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Re: "team" vs "member"

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Hey there @eveningclouds,

So firstly, if you're on a team then your account is under one subscription with the rest of your team members. The team accounts are essentially owned by the team admin and their use is subject to the settings the admin applies. You can check out this article here about what kind of control an admin has over the team accounts.

A member of a shared folder means that the users have access to the content of the folder based on the permissions the owner gives them ie. edit or view access. The owner of the shared folder is the owner of the data.

If you were to add the external user to your team, then you will essentially own their account, which might not be preferable for them. However, they will have access to the features available with your plan, as well as share the team's space.

This is quite a breif overview of the differences so if you have any more specific questions about a certain aspect, I'll be more than happy to help with that!

I hope this helps - Thanks!


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Re: "team" vs "member"

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Thanks. Based on what you say, the outside freelancer will just have be given shared access to this single folder but will not be invited to join the team or have any mambership privileges.

fyi, the 'member' I was referring to was what Dropbox refers to as one of our three company 'seats', each with its own account and storage. This is different from the 'team member,' which is perhaps one thing that confused me.

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Re: "team" vs "member"

Dropboxer

Hey @eveningclouds,

That's right, you can just share the folder with them and they won't need to be a team member to do this. They will just need to have enough space on their account to be able to accept the shared folder as it will take space on their account too.

Any account that is a part of the team and using a license (or "seat" as you referred to them), is a team member since they're part of the team.

I hope that clarifies the matter a bit better - Thanks!


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