How to Dropbox Login Google account
We are living in an integrated world. Cross-platform services, cloud integration, and sign in associations. It makes everything easier and faster. When you sign in with Google or Facebook you no longer need to fill annoying forms. It is especially useful for those with a personal computer, and now Dropbox added this new feature for their users.
Now we can Sign in for our Dropbox account with Google
Google Drive and Dropbox clouds are both great tools and we could always associate our google e-mail address to Dropbox. Dropbox was in the cloud market a few years before Google Drive and has a bigger market. But they are both very close competitors in this growing service. As such, Dropbox was apart from Google in terms of authentications, creating accounts and signing in.
But now this has changed. Even with a close competitor such as Dropbox, Google is making available a fast sign in option via Google account. For new users, that means we don’t need two different accounts anymore. And for regular users, there is also integration if you have a Google e-mail associated. But what if you don’t?
Dropbox Login with Google
Unifying your Google and Dropbox accounts
Let’s say your Dropbox account is not associated with Google and you want to benefit from one-click Google sign in. The only thing you would need to do is change your e-mail settings to your Google address. To do that, just sign in using your current Dropbox account and go to the main profile page. You will find the option to “change email” and you only need to follow the steps.
After you do this and sign in with Google for the first time, the platform will ask to choose an account. You would have to pick yours among the options or click on “add account” if it’s not listed. Next, it will ask you permissions. You will basically allow Dropbox to view your email address, profile info and manage your contacts. So, it’s simple and easy for those having an existing account. And if you want to start a new one, it’s as fast as one-click.
Why does Dropbox want to manage my contacts?
When providing permissions to sign in with Google and Dropbox accounts you will have to let Dropbox manage your contacts. You are not allowed to block Dropbox from doing that if you want to proceed. And that’s when a lot of people is asking why. There is not a definite answer just yet but we can give you a few clues.
Based on Dropbox app on Android, we know that when sharing a file it will ask us to give access to our contacts. And on their official web, they state their purpose for requesting access to contacts. They say it is to provide the option of sharing content without you having to remember their emails.
There will always be people crafting elaborate conspiration theories. And sometimes they could be scarily reasonable. But it seems a good explanation, reasonable enough to accept if you are not a Hollywood star. We invite you to try this new sign in feature that Google is making available for Dropbox.