Facebook wants Everything. Facebook want to become the next Dropbox ?
The social network has revealed to Mashable that all Groups will now include 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.”
Users can upload most file types up to 25MB — the same file size limit as Gmail. The exceptions: music files 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”
This is how the new file sharing feature will look Like
Facebook begins rolling out file sharing to all Groups, and while it’s got many restrictions, it could be good enough to limit the long-term growth potential of cloud storage / file sharing services like Dropbox, iCloud, and Google Drive. Music and any copyright files aren’t allowed and file size is capped at 25mb.
Facebook will now become a part of the cloud by offering a file–sharing service to all Facebook Groups.