Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud storage services right now. Through its app, you can store, share, and synchronize files in the cloud from your smartphone.

When you create an account, you receive 2 GB of free storage. However, this amount may seem a bit low nowadays, especially if you use the platform regularly (or if compared to the 15 GB offered by Google).

The Dropbox app for AndroidThe Dropbox app for Android

To increase your account's storage, you must choose one of the subscription plans and pay the corresponding fee. However, there are two ways to get more free storage space in Dropbox.

How to get more free space in Dropbox

Dropbox offers two ways to get extra space for free. The first of these is to complete some tasks. Although this can only be done on the desktop version of Dropbox's website, we will show you a little trick to do it from your smartphone. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the browser app on your smartphone.
  2. Go to this web page: dropbox.com/gs
  3. Tap the three dots icon in the upper right corner and check the Desktop View option.
  4. Log in to your Dropbox account.
  5. Check the tasks on the list.
How to get more space on Dropbox for freeHow to get more space on Dropbox for free

Once you complete the six tasks on the list (which are designed to teach you how to use the platform), Dropbox will reward your efforts with an extra 250 MB of storage space. And you still have another option to increase your account's storage capacity.

How to invite friends to Dropbox to get free storage space

Inviting your friends to Dropbox is the easiest way to get free storage space. To send invitations, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Dropbox app on your smartphone.
  2. Tap the three stripes icon in the upper left corner.
  3. Tap on Settings.
  4. In Dropbox Settings, scroll down to Invite friends to get free space.
  5. Give the app permission to access your contact list and start sending invitations.
How to invite friends to Dropbox to get free spaceHow to invite friends to Dropbox to get free space

For each friend who accepts your invitation, you will get 500 MB of free space. You can invite up to 32 users, which means you could expand Dropbox's storage capacity by 16 GB. In other words, your account would end up with 18 GB of free storage space.