Facebook just released the news they have integrated cloud storage and sharing platform Dropbox into Facebook Groups. This is “monsterously huge” (is monsterously even a word?) news for Dropbox who has been recently been up against the wall facing giants like Google in the cloud storage wars.
Dropbox made the announcement about 2 hours ago in a blog post:
“Today we’re psyched to announce that you can share stuff from Dropbox right inside Facebook Groups! Now you can share notes with your study group, add the latest game schedule to your basketball team’s group, or post a birthday video to your family’s group at lightning speed from wherever you are — just as long as you have them saved in Dropbox.
Just like other posts to Facebook Groups, people can like or comment on anything you share from within the group. And if you make any edits to a file you’ve shared, the group will get an update automatically!”
Reading through the comments, it looks like you’ll need to have the Dropbox app installed on your computer first, and then it will show up in your Facebook Groups as an option to bring in files that you already have on Dropbox, into your Group.
The other way to look at this is Facebook just made Dropbox files social. Once you upload your files to your Facebook Group, these files are now available for comments, likes, etc…
According to Facebook, Dropbox doesn’t replace the current file uploading system that Groups currently has, but opens the opportunity for people to upload files to Facebook Groups that already reside in their Dropbox application.
But directly integrating with Facebook gives Dropbox an instant boost to the forefront of the cloud storage market.
What do you think about Facebook integrating Dropbox into Facebook Groups?
Do you think this is a game changer for Dropbox?