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How to increase your Dropbox storage space for free

You can easily increase the storage space in Dropbox for free if you’re running out of space. If you’re not aware of Dropbox, it is a cloud-based service that allows you to keep your files on a remote drive and then access it via multiple devices. As you add and remove files your Dropbox drive is synchronized in real time so you have the same status of files wherever you have installed or are using Dropbox.

Increase your Dropbox storage space by automatically uploading photographs and videos to your Dropbox folder

The use of Dropbox is free up till 2 GB and beyond that you have to purchase various packages. Nonetheless, there are various ways Dropbox allows you to increase your storage space. The latest method involves automatically uploading your photographs and videos straight from your camera to your Dropbox folder. For every 500 MB of photographs and videos uploaded, you will get an additional, free of cost, 500 MB of extra space. This goes up till 4.50 GB. This is to test build 1.3.12 of Dropbox. The company’s forum states

During this beta period, we are also offering additional free space to test automatic uploading of photos and videos. For every 500MB of photos and videos automatically uploaded, you’ll receive another 500MB space bonus, up to 4.5GB total. [Update: To clarify, you can get up to 5GB of free space with this feature, if you count the initial 500MB space for the first photo import].

Some older ways of increasing your Dropbox storage space for free

Connect Dropbox to your social media accounts

There are many ways you can increase your Dropbox storage space. Some of them are mentioned here:

  • Link your social media accounts to Dropbox (for every linking 128 MB of free storage space is added to your account)
  • Tweet about Dropbox if you have a significant following
  • Refer your friends and encourage them to sign up for a Dropbox account. You will be given a unique referral link and if the use this link to set up a new account 250 MB will be immediately added to your account as well as their account. You can either e-mail your referral link to your family members, relatives and friends or you can publicly post it over Twitter and Facebook.

These are some legitimate ways of increasing your Dropbox storage space.