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This article was published on October 6, 2015


Dropbox rolls out quick-access ‘badge’ to all, making it easier to collaborate on Office files

Dropbox rolls out quick-access ‘badge’ to all, making it easier to collaborate on Office files


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Dropbox announced today that its previously business-exclusive ‘Dropbox badge’ feature is now available for consumer users, too.

As it always has, the badge lets you see if other people are working on shared Word, Excel or PowerPoint files at the same time as you, and whether or not they have unsaved changes – a pretty handy feature to avoid ‘revision clash.’

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In addition to showing other people working on a document, clicking the badge also allows you to quickly share a link to the document, open up the file history or add a comment.

In order to use the Office-integrated badge features, you will need to download a desktop version of Dropbox though.

➤ See who’s working on the same file with the Dropbox badge [Dropbox]

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