How To Get 16GB Of Storage For Free On Dropbox

A quick note to all you Dropbox users out there. If you use the cloud storage service but haven’t really wanted to pay for more storage, there’s good news for you!

Dropbox just announced they are now offering 500MB for every person you refer to their service. That’s double what you used to get. They’ve set a limit of 32 referrals which would get you 16GB of free online storage. Not too shabby. Now all you have to do is find 32 friends, students, or acquaintances you can sign up for Dropbox.

Also, people who have referred users in the past will see their storage limit bumped up as well. Score!

From the Dropbox blog:

Today, we’re really happy to announce that we’ve doubled the amount of free space you get for inviting friends to Dropbox!

How much space is that, exactly? For every friend you invite that installs Dropbox, you’ll both get 500 MB of free space. If you’ve got a free account, you can invite up to 32 people for a whopping total of 16 GB of extra space. Pro accounts now earn 1 GB per referral, for a total of 32 GB of extra space. Have you already invited a bunch of people? Don’t worry. Within a few days, you’ll get full credit for every referral that’s already been completed. Boom!

Once upon a time, we noticed that Dropbox spread fastest via word of mouth. We’ve always believed that sharing is caring, so we rolled out this referral program to make recommending Dropbox an even sweeter deal. Back then, we gave out only 250 MB per invite. Then we doubled the space for students for inviting friends, and they liked it so much we decided to give it to everyone!

Start referring your friends now.

Here’s a quick guide to getting the word out:

  • Import your email contacts – After you import your contacts, you can select which friends, family and coworkers to invite. In case you miss someone, you can always type in their email address. This also makes it super easy to share folders with them later.
  • Post to Facebook and Twitter – This lets you invite all your friends in one go.
  • Share your unique referral link – Anyone who installs Dropbox with your link will count toward your referrals. Use the link in emails, blogs, or whatever you’d like. Get creative!

Once you’ve invited your friends, you can check in on your referral status here, and encourage them to download and start using Dropbox.