Dropbox has acquired Droptalk, a startup which made a Chrome extension based communication service with cloud storage integration. The early stage startup was also working on Android and iOS apps. This news was first reported by TechCrunch. Droptalk has announced the acquisition in its blog post, however it has not disclosed terms of the deal.
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Droptalk was incepted about a year back by a team of ex-Facebook and LinkedIn engineers, who wanted to introduce a service that could simplify the work-based email issues by offering better communication tools which were not based on an email service. The company was formed by Rakesh Mathur, Ashok Bhardwaj, Anand Prakash, Manveer Chawla and Nirmesh Mehta. As a part of the deal, all of them will now be a part of Dropbox team and Droptalk service might be shut down. Also Read - Best Android Apps from January to March 2020
Droptalk was an interesting company for Dropbox, as it not only allows users to share links privately with other person through a Chrome extension, but also integrates cloud storage for users in a conversation to see updates made to the data stored and shared on cloud. So all the participants in the conversation could see the updated version of the data and go directly to the document or link right in the very same thread. Also Read - Best apps for working from home during the Coronavirus Outbreak
Besides this, a user can also see which file has been updated or added to the shared folder, by which user. Dropbox could use this simple to use messaging-thread like interface with cloud integration to expand its business by adding the messaging interface to its cloud storage service.