Dropbox announces integrations with Google's Hangouts, Gmail and Drive apps

  • Dropbox announces integrations with Google's Hangouts, Gmail and Drive apps

Dropbox announces integrations with Google's Hangouts, Gmail and Drive apps

"This partnership with Google Cloud is one more way we're creating a unified home for content and the conversations around it".

Dropbox and Google have announced a new partnership revolving around Dropbox's core functionality and Google's Cloud and popular G Suite of applications. "We're excited to work with Google to break down silos and centralise the information teams rely on every day".

Centralized content. Dropbox users will be able to create, open, edit, save, and share Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides directly from Dropbox. The course is set to make machine learning and AI more accessible to individuals.

This will mean users will be able to use Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slide and Hangouts with Dropbox, instead of Google Drive, if they so wish. From within Dropbox, users will have the option to open and edit any compatible files directly in Google Docs, Sheets, as well as Slides. According to the release, Dropbox Business admins will be able to manage G Suite content from apps like Docs and Sheets in the same way that they manage other content in Dropbox.

A year after Google overhauled Hangouts, the Slack-like chat capabilities of this app are going to allow teams to come together along with the G Suite of services.

With millennials projected to constitute 75 percent of the USA workforce by 2025, Google should benefit from the younger generation's familiarity with Gmail, Hangouts and its other cloud platforms, said Alaa Saayed, an analyst with Frost & Sullivan, based in San Antonio. Dropbox says that these various integrations will be implemented in the second half of 2018, so you've still got a while to wait yet. With that, links to content in a Dropbox account can be sent directly to Gmail and Google Hangouts Chat.

"In addition, the Gmail add-on will allow you to display creation, modification, and last-accessed dates for linked files, while the Hangouts integration will add previews for linked files directly to your chats".