Dropbox to Introduce Toggle Option Between Work and Personal Accounts

Those who must handle multiple Dropbox accounts will have it easier starting next month

By on March 19th, 2014 08:08 GMT

Dropbox is looking to make everything easier for people who use the service both at home and at work, and is planning to soon make it possible to toggle between personal and work accounts.

The cloud storage giant has already been working on this feature for a while and will implement it as soon as April, The Verge reports.

This isn’t the first time that Dropbox has discussed introducing such a feature. In fact, last year in November, the company announced its intention to roll out the toggle option, but refrained from providing an exact timeline.

This time, however, the information comes from an email that the company sent to its business users announcing the introduction of the new option on April 9.

Dropbox has been working towards providing its business users with more options for a while now. After all, there are about 4 million businesses that take advantage of what the service has to offer, saving hundreds of millions of files every week.

Just the other day, Dropbox acquired a workplace chat service called Zulip, as TechCrunch reported. While neither of the companies made an official statement, Zulip sent an email to its customers confirming the buyout.

“Dropbox is acquiring Zulip. We're incredibly excited about working with an awesome group of people on a problem with huge scale, at a company that's as passionate as we are about helping people work together efficiently,” the email read.

It’s probably safe to assume that Zulip’s know-how will be used to implement such a tool in Dropbox for Business, although it’s unclear when such a thing could happen.

Dropbox has been getting a lot of attention from users everywhere, as the cloud storage market keeps growing. Trust in such services has been shaky at best due to privacy concerns, particularly after the NSA scandal broke through last year, revealing that the spy agency could easily tap into American companies’ data.

Furthermore, Dropbox is fighting to keep its place in front of competitors such as Google Drive and OneDrive from Microsoft (formerly known as SkyDrive). While there are few complaints about the service itself, some aren’t too happy with the high prices practiced by Dropbox.

On the other hand, however, it looks like the cloud storage company is doing its best to bring in more and more features that should, at least in theory, make people happier about the cost and value report.

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