Dropbox will soon let you open shared links right into its app

Dropbox is now in the process of rolling out a new feature for mobile users that will let you open shared Dropbox links from an email or in a browser right in the mobile app for iOS and Android. Opening a link directly in the Dropbox app allows you to get rich previews of documents and images and easily save files.

Opening shared links in the Dropbox app is fairly straightforward. On your iPhone or iPad, tapping the link will give you the option to "Open in app". If the shared link is for a Microsoft Office file, it's a simple matter to start working on them, according to Dropbox:

If the file was already saved to your Dropbox, we'll take you right to it in the app so you can do more with it — like move the file, rename it, or favorite it for offline access. And if it's a Microsoft Office file like an Excel spreadsheet or Word document, you can edit the file right from the Office apps on your device.

The feature will roll out to users over the course of the next few days.

Source: Dropbox

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

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  • I like this new feature. Sent from the iMore App