Dropbox wooing general users to business side with 'team' feature

According to the San Francisco-based company, approximately 60 percent of its 400 million users worldwide are already using Dropbox services at work anyway.

Dropbox has introduced a new function for basic and pro users alike, blurring the border lines between its consumer and business-oriented cloud platforms.

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The new offering is defined as a "team" feature, designed to encourage project collaboration and management for work-related files on the Dropbox platform -- but not necessarily through the designated Dropbox for Business line of service.

Each team member can automatically access files saved in team-designated folders from Dropbox's mobile, web and desktop channels.

"With everyone and everything connected, ideas flow more freely and people create amazing things," wrote Pranav Piyush, a product manager at Dropbox, in a blog post on Monday.

Nevertheless, Piyush assured users can set up separate accounts for personal and work files, keeping those two digital realms divided. (However, there is no mention about how IT managers and administrators might feel about this.)

According to the San Francisco-based company itself, approximately 60 percent of its 400 million users worldwide are already using Dropbox services at work anyway.

The team feature will be rolling out to Dropbox Basic and Pro users over the next week.