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Dropbox adds three-device limit for free users



Dropbox has silently updated its website to allow users of the company's free storage plan to connect up to three laptops, tablets or phones to their account simultaneously as detected by Liliputing [19659002].

Users with more than three devices connected before March 2019 will be able to keep these devices connected, even if they exceed the limit of three devices. However, the addition of new devices, for example if you receive a new computer or phone, will not be allowed. If you have more than three devices that you want to use with your account, you will have to pay for a Plus or Professional plan or get used to constantly connecting and disconnecting devices. Mobile devices also count for the limit of the three devices. Therefore, if your account is connected to a laptop, a phone and a tablet, you have already reached the new limit.

It is difficult to view the new restriction as a Dropbox move to encourage customers to pay for their paid plans, including the $ 9.99 Plus subscription per month for 1

TB of storage or professional plan for $ 19.99 per month with 2TB of storage. It is not the first time that we see this type of device limitation from companies seeking to push premium subscribers. Evernote has a similar two-device limit for its free plan. However, the change is likely to be frustrating for users using Dropbox to synchronize files between multiple devices.


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