The file storage and sharing company Dropbox just announced its 2024 Spring release which comes with a number of new features, including end-to-end encryption for team folders, additional Dropbox Replay features, new Microsoft integrations, and more.

End-to-end encryption has been added to shared team folders, which is beneficial for teams who are working with highly sensitive information. Teams can create a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 key that only team members have access to.

The company also made some improvements to the admin experience where admins can monitor memberships, configure add-ons, and customize AI usage to meet company privacy policies. The Trust Center was also updated to make it easier for customers to conduct risk assessments for their Dropbox products.

Dropbox Replay, which can be used to edit and review video, image, and audio files with colleagues, got several new features, such as support for PDF and PSD files, integration with Avid Pro Tools, dynamic watermarking to protect company content when collaborating with others, and the ability to configure custom images, banners, logos, and colors within project workspaces.  

For Microsoft 365 users, the company is introducing a new real-time Co-Authoring feature (in beta) and the ability to bring files from OneDrive into Dropbox Replay. Co-Authoring allows multiple users to edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files within Dropbox. 

“It is important that mutual customers collaborate in the most seamless way possible,” said Harshal Patil, senior product manager at Microsoft. “The Cloud Storage Partner Program offers partners like Dropbox the ability to integrate with our solutions. With this integration, users now have a more seamless way to collaborate on documents stored in Microsoft 365 or Dropbox, thereby addressing evolving customer needs.”

The company made several updates to its web experience, which it redesigned last year. There is now a quick view for previewing files when navigating through folders, the ability to pin items for easy access later, and suggested quick actions. Paid plans have access to additional features like dynamic filters for organizing content and smart suggestions for similar files to the one you’re in. 

Last year the company also introduced its AI-powered search tool Dropbox Dash (in beta), and this release adds several updates to that as well. These include easier access to Dash from within Dropbox, a redesigned Start Page that makes it easier to find content, and the ability to connect to over 20 different tools, including Microsoft OneNote and Zendesk.

“Our latest product updates aim to empower teams to cut through the clutter so they can do more focused, meaningful work,” said Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. “As teams become more distributed, Dropbox continues to be the trusted, easy-to-use platform for them to organize their content and collaborate—anytime and anywhere. And with the latest advancements in AI and machine learning, we have the potential to automate routine tasks, increase productivity, and free up mental space so people can get back to doing the work that matters most. I’m excited about what we’re building for an AI-first future, and we’re just getting started.”

More information about the Dropbox 2024 Spring Release is available in the release notes.