Dropbox's new Family plan lets up to 6 people share Plus perks for $17 a month

Dropbox Family Photos Sharing
Dropbox Family Photos Sharing (Image credit: Dropbox)

What you need to know

  • Dropbox today launched its new Family plan.
  • The subscription lets you share Dropbox Plus perks and 2TB of storage between up to six people.
  • You can subscribe to Dropbox Family now for $17 per month.

If you've ever wanted to share your Dropbox subscription among your family, now you can while saving some money in the process. The new Dropbox Family plan lets you share Dropbox Plus perks among six family members. It also includes 2TB of shared storage.

The core of the Dropbox Family subscription is keeping families connected. Along with the 2TB of storage shared among family members, each person also has access to the a shared folder called the "Family Room." Here, you can keep everyone up to date with files and documents that need to be shared among the family.

Like with other family plans for cloud storage services, each person will have a separate account for personal files despite being covered by one plan with one bill. Each family member will also get access to Dropbox Passwords for managing logins, along with computer backup to sync important files from your PC, and automatic camera uploads.

The plan also includes Dropbox Vault, which is an extra-secure folder to hold sensitive files and documents. With Dropbox Family, you can designate a specific family member to have access to your Vault in case of emergencies.

Dropbox Family is available starting today. The plan costs $17 per month, which is far cheaper than paying for even two Dropbox Plus subscriptions. If you want to get started with Dropbox Family, you can subscribe and start setting up your family at Dropbox now.

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  • I think I'd rather go with a family Office account for 9.99. You get a terabyte per person instead of 2 total to share, and full-fledged Office to go with it, all at almost half the cost of this Dropbox plan.
  • Which is useless on Linux as it doesn't have linux support. Also, maybe some people just prefer drop box to onedrive or office. I do not really use cloud storage, I have a free dropbox account, but I only have a couple of files on that, but now I have a NAS, I really have no need for the dropbox account. I tend not to store my files online.
  • That was my thoughts, between me and the rest of my family, this offer is dead in the water, I pay around $70 after discounts for Office 365, annually, and use well over 2TB. I guess if you're unfortunate enough to be using Linux, you might have to go for Dropbox, if a third party tool or the web interface isn't good enough.
  • Unfortunate enough to be using Linux? People use Linux as a choice, they do not think they are unfortunate. There are different reason why people may not want Microsoft 365, maybe they have no reason to have Office, maybe they trust dropbox more than MS, maybe like myself they do not want to have a MS account and have their computers connected to MS servers all the time. That is one of the reason i use dropbox and not one drive.
  • This is a complete rip off.