Dropbox Pro Users Now Get 1TB of Storage, Other Goodies

August 27, 2014

By Greg Scoblete

The cloud storage service Dropbox has added a number of new features to its Pro storage tier.

Headlining the changes is a more generous allotment of storage. Whereas the Pro tier was previously split between 100, 200 and 500GB tiers, Dropbox will consolidate a Pro membership around a single, 1TB offering for $9.99 a month. 

Beyond more generous storage, the company has introduced view-only permissions for shared folders which will enable users to share files without worrying that their recipient will make unwanted changes or edits. Now shared folders will come with three permission levels (owner, editor and viewer) to better control who can do what with Dropbox files.

The company has also added password protection for shared links as well as an expiration feature that will disable a shared folder after a set date. Users will have the option to set a custom expiration date or choose from 7 or 30 days. 

Finally, Dropbox Pro users will now be able to remotely wipe Dropbox data from any device linked to their account. So if you inadvertently lose your laptop, you can log into your account and delete all your Dropbox files accessible from that device. 

Launched in 2008, Dropbox now has 300 million users saving 1 billion files a day.