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Dropbox loses an important feature. Google users have 30 days to transfer files

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Just a few years ago, we had a rash of cloud file storage services, whose providers competed in the number of functions offered, integration and offering better and better plans. In the end, the most popular services on the market were Google Drive, OneDrive, iCloud and Dropbox. Now the latter loses a rather important integration that can encourage users to move to the competition.

Specifically, we are talking about the integration of Dropbox with Google Workspace office services, which appeared on the platform in 2018. The cooperation between the two giants is coming to an end, so it will be impossible to edit Workspace files within Dropbox, and the platform will force users to migrate these files.

Dropbox is getting rid of an important feature. Google Workspace users will be affected

The case was first reported by 9to5Google. On June 4, Dropbox sent out information to users who used the integration of Google services on the platform about changes in the handling of office files. Within 30 days, users must link their Dropbox account to their Google Account to transfer files to Google Drive. Once transferred, they’ll appear in Dropbox as shortcuts that will take you to Google Workspace when clicked, as opposed to opening files in Google Editor on your domain.

According to the Dropbox Help Center, if a user doesn’t migrate, all Google Workspace files (.gdoc, .gsheet, and .gslides extensions) in that Dropbox account will be converted to Microsoft 365 (formerly Office) equivalents .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx. Theoretically, Dropbox users will not lose their files, and conversion back to Workspace formats is possible by uploading Microsoft 365 files to Google Drive. However, in practice, conversion can lead to quite serious changes in content formatting, which can destroy many text files or presentations.

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