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Get an extra 3Gb added to your dropbox account for free!

BarrytheBraveBarrytheBrave Posts: 134Member
edited May 2012 in Miscellaneous
Hi guys, right now dropbox are promoting their new photo upload service, where you can plug in your camera (or iPhone, etc) to the USB port, and dropbox instantly pops up and offers to upload your photos to your dropbox folder. To try and get people using the service they are offering up to 3Gb of free space when you try it at the moment.


1 - Make sure you have the dropbox desktop app installed, and that it is updated to the newest version, or at least be on version 1.3.4 or higher. (

2 - Plug in a camera or smartphone via USB. Dropbox will pop up and prompt you to upload the photos. Agree to this.

3 - After the first batch of uploads dropbox will tell you your allowance has permanently increased by 500mb.

4 - Now, for every 500mb of photos (or videos) you upload, your dropbox will be increased permanently by another 500mb, up to a further 5 times, giving you 3Gb added in all.

5 - You can delete any photos now uploaded, and never use the service again if you don't want, the 3Gb is yours forever.

And here's a tip - videos count too, so rather than upload a ton of photos I just left my iPhone to record video for a while, and then each video was over 500mb and so increased the allowance straight away when I uploaded it. ;)

PS I'm not going to spam, but if anybody is interested and doesn't already have a dropbox, message me and I can send you a referral link so when you join we both get an extra 500mb on top of the usual allowance. :D

Best Answer


  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    Didn't realize they were still doing this. I did this promo almost 2 months ago.

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • IsabelleKIsabelleK Posts: 2,807Member, Sous Chef
    Is this safe? I mean - does this brakes their ToS, and files above the limit, can be suddenly deleted?
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef

    Yeah its completely safe. They are testing the actual process of auto upload so as long as you follow to rules for uploading the pictures initially they have no problem with you removing everything you upload and using the space for what ever else you want. My free drop box account is up to 7.5GB due to the promos they run like this.

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • BarrytheBraveBarrytheBrave Posts: 134Member
    @TheMoonwalls Yeah this is actually pretty normal for dropbox, they quite often do promos offering more free space. I only joined in February and already my 2Gb free account has climbed to 7.2Gb, mostly from promotions like this! They don't care what you do with the data afterwards, as long as you have followed the rules they specify you'll get the extra space for life. :D
  • IsabelleKIsabelleK Posts: 2,807Member, Sous Chef
    Thank you for clarification @tenrdrmer and @ooi !
  • jckmcgrawjckmcgraw Posts: 647Member

    This is suite! :D
  • BarrytheBraveBarrytheBrave Posts: 134Member
    @jckmcgraw haha no problem, I'm always after more dropbox space so opportunities like this are too good to pass up! I'm considering moving to a paid contract for 50gb, but then I know I'll still be doing these promotions whenever they pop up! Never enough space :D
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