Mashable reports that Facebook could become the next Dropbox or challenge Google Drive. Here is a full excerpt from Mashable.
Groups will now offer the ability to send files. This update rolls out to a small percentage of groups Thursday, and will become available to others during the following days. If you don’t have the feature already, Facebook wants you to know you’ll have it “soon.”
Facebook launched Groups for Schools, launched last month, and users can upload most file types up to 25MB — the same file size limit as Gmail. The exceptions: music files (sorry, old-school Napster fans) and executable (.exe) files (sorry, hackers). But e-books, comics, music videos and other small movies are fair game.
To prevent the spread of malicious, inappropriate or copyrighted files, “users can report files the same way they can with other content across the site,” a Facebook spokesperson said. Whether a group that wants to share such things will willingly turn itself in remains to be seen. More than 380 million people use Facebook Groups. Being able to share files was one of the most common requests from groups users, the spokesperson said.
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