There are a variety of options available to the average person if they want to share files with their friends and family. One of the more popular services is Dropbox which has always had its legions of fans. However, Dropbox may soon face some additional competition and this new competition is not some start-up that is coming on the scene.
Rather, this new competition already has roughly 800 million users depending upon which report you read. Based upon a Mashable story, Facebook is going to being offering file sharing to its user base. The new features became available just today to a limited number of Facebook accounts, but over time, this service will expand to everyone. Using the service, users will be able to upload virtually any file type with the exception of music files. The maximum file size for upload will also be restricted to 25MB but once the files are on the group page, they will be available to all the group memebers for download.
Facebook’s service is understandably still in its infancy, so unlike the more mature Dropbox service which has apps available as standalone applications, there is none that will be available at the launch of the Facebook service. What are your thoughts, how much of an impact do you think Google Drive and now Facebook will have on Dropbox?