Fb provides Dropbox help and video Chat Heads to Messenger

Facebook adds Dropbox support and video Chat Heads to Messenger

Excellent news, everybody. Fb Messenger has two new options!

The primary inches it (as occurs to all messaging apps) one step nearer to only emailing somebody: now you can pop information out of your Dropbox account instantly into conversations.

Simply hit the “Extra” button in a dialog as in case you have been going to drop in a type of horrible Bitmoji. Dropbox ought to be proper there, and also you’ll have the ability to undergo your information and directories.

Pictures and movies will seem immediately in-chat, whereas the others will act as hyperlinks to the Dropbox app (or, failing that, the online location, as for those who’d shared it out of your desktop). So Fb gained’t be internet hosting your delicate PowerPoints and PDFs, simply linking to them.

Ought to assist scale back friction and hold customers in-app underneath a higher number of use instances. Fb truly made a file-sharing answer for Teams again in 2012. Josh stated Dropbox ought to “fear about progress,” which is all the time good recommendation, however on this case the worm has turned.

Facebook adds Dropbox support and video Chat Heads to Messenger

Subsequent up: Video chat now has the choice of switching to a persistent “Chat Head” interface somewhat than full display. On Android, meaning you’ll have the ability to have a floating video chat circle on-display comply with you anyplace in your telephone — maybe even to totally different video chat apps. iOS customers should keep inside Messenger, sadly.

Each options ought to be obtainable inside a couple of days, so look ahead to updates.