Link recipients will be able to view and stream files from the shared folder, and won’t even have to sign up for Dropbox, or install the client. However, you’re unable to set links to expire, so you’ll have to make your files or folders private again through Dropbox’s website.
The company has worked on this feature in beta for the past year, and with many improvements, it’s available for everyone today.
This simplified way of sharing files makes it easier to collaborate on documents, photos, and videos while eliminating the need for email attachments. Although viewers will be unable to edit your shared files, we recommend sharing non-sensitive documents to ensure privacy.
Jennifer Beese: Jennifer Beese has worked as a community manager and social media strategist. When she’s not writing, you can find her studying anatomy and physiology—she literally has a skeleton in her closet—or under the stars with her telescope.