In the first of what will likely be several Facebook Messenger-related announcements this week, the application has been integrated with Dropbox.
Both the Messenger and Dropbox apps must be installed on users’ phones, and Dropbox will be listed as an available source in Messenger’s “More” menu. Any files can be shared directly from Messenger into users’ Dropbox accounts.
Dropbox announced the integration in a blog post:
Videos and images—including animated GIFs—will be displayed directly in your chats. For everything else, tapping “open” will bring recipients to the Dropbox mobile app, where they can preview and save files. It’s a quick, simple way to share vacation snapshots, home movies and laugh-worthy memes with any of the 900 million people using Messenger—whether they’re Facebook friends or not.
Facebook head of product for Messenger Stan Chudnovsky added in the Dropbox blog post:
We want people to communicate just the way they want to on Messenger, with everyone they care about. Giving our users the ability to share their Dropbox videos and images in Messenger threads with just a few taps will help them bring more style and personality to those conversations.
Facebook also announced the integration in a post on the Messenger page, saying that it began rolling out Monday and “will be available more broadly soon.”
Messenger and Dropbox users: What are your initial thoughts on this integration?