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 immediately into conversations.

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

Photographs 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 should you’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 maintain 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 relatively than full display. On Android, meaning you’ll be capable of 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 must be obtainable inside a number of days, so look ahead to updates.