Using the Dropbox badge

December 2, 2016
Posted in Dropbox

The badge appears on any Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, or Excel file saved in your Dropbox.

The badge gives you easy access to some of the best Dropbox features:

  • See who is viewing or editing a file.
  • Update to the latest version of a file.
  • Instantly share the file you're working on.
  • Ask for feedback or contributions on a file.
  • View file history to find content you changed or deleted.




Learn more about the Dropbox badge:


Note: For files saved in Compatibility Mode (.xls, .ppt, .doc), the Dropbox badge will not show when another person is viewing the file and it won't prompt you to update to the latest version of the file. To ensure the badge is reporting accurately, please use Save As to save files in a non-Compatibility Mode file format (.xlsx, .pptx, .docx).

Also note that timing and exact functionality of these features may change from what's shared here, and Dropbox does not provide warranties on the performance of these features.