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How to upload video to Dropbox

Oct 26, 2020 • Filed to: Cloud Management Solution • Proven solutions

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It is no secret that Dropbox is among the top cloud storage solution providers in the world. A free account on Dropbox gives you access to 2GB free storage space. One of the things you can do with Dropbox is store videos.

To enjoy this benefit, you first need to understand how to upload a video to Dropbox. While this idea may seem difficult and complicated, the reality is that it isn’t. We will show you different methods of uploading videos to Dropbox in this post. Also, you will learn how to upload videos from Dropbox to YouTube and Instagram.

Part 1: How to upload a video to Dropbox on Computer

Dropbox allows you to create dedicated folders for storing different files, including videos. There are several ways to upload videos to Dropbox on your computer. In this section, we will be discussing the two most common methods of uploading videos to Dropbox. They are:

  1. Using web
  2. Using desktop

We will describe each of these methods and show you the different steps required in the next few paragraphs.

1.1 Using Web

This method is also referred to by many people as the manual method of uploading videos. Usually, when you are uploading files to Dropbox using the web, there are two methods. The first is known as the drag and drop method and the second is the Upload button.

However, the drag and drop method doesn’t work when you want to upload videos to Dropbox. if you drag a video from your File Explorer to the Dropbox window, it starts to play instead. Since this isn’t what you want, we can rule out this option.

This leaves us with using the Upload button. How does this work? Check the steps below for directions.

Step 1 – Open Dropbox in your favorite web browser and login if you aren’t already logged in. of course, we are assuming that you already have an account, else you should create one.

Step 2 – Click on the Upload File button on the Homepage of Dropbox. This button is in the pane on the right side of the window.

click upload files to choose the video to upload

Step 3 – A File Explorer window pops up, requiring you to select the video that you want to upload. Navigate to the location of the video, select it, and click Open.

select the video to upload and click open

Step 4 – Now, you have another window requiring you to choose the destination folder for the video. You select any of the existing folders or create a new one, then click Upload.

click upload

There you go, now you know how to upload videos to Dropbox from the computer using the web option.

1.2 Using Desktop

This method is also known as the automatic method. It is also very simple only that, in this case, you need to download the Dropbox desktop app. Downloading this app on your PC creates a local Dropbox folder.

Anything that you copy into this folder, including videos, syncs automatically with your Dropbox drive. There are several advantages to this method. Firstly, the app is compatible with several operating systems. Secondly, the folder syncs with your drive even if you are offline.

Enough talk. Let’s show you how to upload video to Dropbox from the computer via desktop.

Step 1 – Open Dropbox via your favorite web browser and log in using your regular credentials.

Step 2 – Click on your name or profile photo on the Dropbox homepage. This will present you with a list of options, including the Install Dropbox app.

click install dropbox app

Step 3 – Click on this option, and it redirects you to a new download page. Here, click the Download Dropbox button to begin your download.

click download dropbox

Step 4 - After downloading the app, install it on your computer by following the instructions. Once you are done installing the app, open your File Explorer. You will see that a new Dropbox Folder has been added.

Step 5 – Go to the location of the video that you need to upload. Right-click on the video and select Copy. Now open the Dropbox folder and paste the video here. Alternatively, you can simply drag the video from the location folder to the Dropbox folder and drop. Either method will yield one result, and the video syncs to your Dropbox account automatically.

Great job, now you can upload video to Dropbox from your PC using the desktop method.

Part 2: How to upload video to Dropbox from phone

These days, so many people prefer to carry out their tasks from their mobile phones. This shouldn’t be strange considering that mobile phones are less stressful to move around. With our phones being a major part of our lives, you should be able to upload video to Dropbox from the phone.

In this section, we will show you how to achieve this from:

  1. An iPhone
  2. An android phone

No time to waste, so let’s dive straight in.

2.1 How to upload video to Dropbox from iPhone

If you own an iPhone, uploading your videos to Dropbox should be pretty easy once you have the app. You can download the app from your App Store and install it. Once you do, take the following steps:

Step 1 – After shooting the video on your iPhone, launch the Dropbox app.

launch dropbox from the home screen

Step 2 – When the app opens, you will see three small dots at the top-right corner of the homepage. Tap on these dots to get a list of options.

tap the three dots to view the menu options

Step 3 – One of the options you will see is Upload. Tap on this option to take you to a new window.

tap upload

Step 4 – In the new window, you can select the video that you need to upload. After selecting the video, tap on the Upload button at the top-right of the page.

Once you do this, the upload process begins. Depending on the network strength and the size of the video, the process may last a while. Congratulations! You now know how to upload a video to Dropbox from the iPhone.

2.2 How to upload video to Dropbox from android

There are two options to consider when you need to upload a video to Dropbox from an Android phone. You can either use the Dropbox app or make use of the share button. Let’s show you how to use both.

Method 1 – Using the Dropbox app

Step 1 – Download and install the Dropbox app then log in using your regular details.

download dropbox from google play store

Step 2 – Launch the app on your device.

Step 3 – Go to the menu list and tap the button labeled “Photos or Videos.”

Step 4 – Pick the video or videos that you need to upload from your gallery.

Step 5 – Tap Upload to begin the process.

Method 2 – Using the Share button

Step 1 – Go to your gallery and tap the video you need to upload. If you are uploading multiple videos, hold down the first video to select it then mark the other videos.

Step 2 – Tap the share button from the options menu.

Step 3 – Select Dropbox as your destination list.

Once you do this, the video or videos will begin to upload automatically. It is that simple. Note that the process may take some time, depending on the size of the videos. Another determining factor is your network strength.

Part 3: How to upload video from Dropbox to YouTube

Now that you have learned different ways to upload video to Dropbox, let’s show you something different. This time, we will show you how to upload video from Dropbox to YouTube. YouTube is an amazing resource that allows you to share videos with the rest of the world.

Some of the formats allowed on YouTube include:

  1. FLV
  2. AVI
  3. MOV
  4. WMV
  5. 3GPP
  6. MPEG

Here’s how to upload videos to YouTube from Dropbox.

Step 1 – Download YouTube to your device if it isn’t already installed.

Step 2 – Go to the left pane and select Uploads.

tap uploads

Step 3 – In the Upload window, tap on the upward-pointing arrow at the top of your screen.

tap the upload arrow

Step 4 – From here, you will see a list of options; one of them is Dropbox. Tap on Dropbox to choose a video from your Dropbox account.

Step 5 – Doing this opens Dropbox, tap on the video you need to upload, and it begins to upload automatically. As usual, the size of the video and network strength will determine the speed of the process.

choose the video from dropbox

Part 4: How to upload video from Dropbox to Instagram

It is very important that you know how to upload videos from Dropbox to Instagram. This is because Instagram is one of the most important social media apps in use today. The process isn’t so difficult. Check out the steps below.

Step 1 – Download Dropbox to your device if you don’t have it already. Log in using your regular details.

Step 2 – Tap on the video that you want to share, then tap the three dots to the top-right of the screen. This presents you with a list of options, tap Export. From here, you will see an option to save the video to your device.

tap export to save the video to your camera roll

Step 3 – Open Instagram and tap on the plus sign at the bottom of the screen.

Step 4 – Resize the frame then tap on Next. Provide your caption and post.

resize frame and post

Congratulations, you now know how to upload video from Dropbox to Instagram.

Part 5: How to upload video to Dropbox with Wondershare InClowdz

Despite all the methods we have described above, you may still find it difficult to upload a video to Dropbox. In this section, we will explain one other solution, using a third-party app. This app is called Wondershare InClowdz.

With this app, you can carry out several operations. From managing cloud drives to syncing drives and migrating data across drives. Uploading a video to Dropbox is one of the management operations you can carry out with Wondershare InClowdz. Check the steps below to learn how to do this:

Step 1 – Download Wondershare InClowdz then install it on your computer.

Step 2 – Sign in if you have an existing Wondershare account. If you don’t, then you can quickly create one before going ahead.

create an account and sign in

Step 3 – Go to the menu on the left of the homepage of the app and click on “Management.”

click on management

Step 4 – Add the cloud drive that you want to manage, in this case, Dropbox.

Step 5 – Follow the provided instructions to authorize the drive then click on “Authorize Now.”

click on authorize now

Step 6 – Click on the Dropbox drive to open it. Then click on the Upload button to upload the video. It opens a window where you can choose the video from the source location. Once you select the video and click upload, it should upload to Dropbox automatically.

Conclusion

In this post, we have shown several ways to upload video to Dropbox. We have also shown you how to upload video to YouTube and Instagram from Dropbox. If you have any questions, drop them in the comments section.

Alice MJ

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