Dropbox Introduces Background Photo and Video Uploading to Android App

Dropbox Introduces Background Photo and Video Uploading to Android App

Feb 24, 2012

Dropbox has released an update to their Android app to automatically allow photos and videos to be uploaded to a Dropbox folder for easy access from the cloud storage service.

This is a similar functionality to what Google+ has, although it offers video uploading as well. When a photo or video is captured, it uploads invisibly in the background to Dropbox, making it available anywhere Dropbox is available, including computers and other phones. The upload can be configured to only upload on wifi or on mobile networks if so desired. The process is entirely invisible, there are no notifications that background uploads are in process or finished unless or until the “Camera Uploads” folder is checked. Users are given an extra 500MB after the first photo or video upload as a bonus for using the service. Still, high-resolution photos and videos will take up a lot of space, so this may help spur sales of higher-capacity Dropbox storage plans. The update to Dropbox is available from the Android Market now, and is a manual update due to new permissions required.