Continuing aggressively to become the one-stop networking platform you’ll ever need, Facebook’s Messenger is getting more features. This time, the cloud storage and file sharing service Dropbox has been integrated with the Messenger allowing the users to share images, videos, files, etc while chatting.
To share a file from Dropbox, users have to click on Dropbox option under the More button in the conversation box. The images, videos, and GIFs will appear instantly in the chat allowing the users to relive the memories of holidays, past events instantaneously.
As per Facebook , this gives the users
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.
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,
said Stan Chudnovsky, head of product for Messenger.
Other files such as text files, powerpoint presentations,etc will be shared as Dropbox links. On clicking those links, users will be taken to the Dropbox app from where they can access those files. To use Dropbox integration, users will need to update their Messenger and Dropbox apps which are available from today for iOS and Android.
Along with the Dropbox integration, another small feature called Video Chat Heads has been introduced which will allow the users to continue video call with their friends from a smaller chat head instead of using the full phone screen.
In this way, they can even continue to message other people and in the case of Android, they can even use other apps while on a video call on Messenger. iPhone users would have to stay within the Messenger app to continue the video call.
Video chat heads will be rolled to the iPhone and Android users around the world in the next few days.