Dropbox is partnering with Google Cloud to bring Dropbox and G Suite users one step closer.
Working with Google Cloud, Dropbox plans to develop a series of cross-platform integrations that connect G Suite cloud productivity tools and content (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts) with its collaboration platform. These integrations will be made accessible for all Dropbox users:
- Users will be able to create, open, and edit Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files that live in Dropbox.
- From within Dropbox, users will have the option to open and edit compatible files directly in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
- Dropbox Business administrators will be able to manage Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files just like any other content that lives in Dropbox.
Dropbox will also develop additional native G Suite integrations with Gmail and Hangouts Chat:
- New Dropbox for Gmail Add-Ons: Users will be able to select and generate Dropbox file links from directly within Gmail. In addition, users can choose to see metadata on Dropbox content in Gmail including date created, last saved, and last accessed.
- New Dropbox and Google Hangouts Chat Integration: The integration will allow users to search for, share, and preview Dropbox files in Google Hangouts.
These integrations are expected to be available starting in the second half of 2018.