Dropbox to bring personal and work account toggling in April

Business users of the cloud storage service are said to soon be able to cut down on log-ins and integrate their work and personal accounts.

Dropbox has focused on its Dropbox for Business product over the past year. Screenshot by Donna Tam/CNET

Dropbox is said to soon be enabling an upcoming feature that lets users create distinct work and personal accounts without having to log in and out, according to The Verge.

The tech news source got its hands on an email that Dropbox recently sent to its business users that said the company plans to launch the feature on April 9. The company originally announced the feature last November, but it's been unclear when it would roll out.

Dropbox has increasingly geared its cloud storage service toward business customers. Last April, it launched Dropbox for Business, which allowed for a single sign-on feature. And, in November it announced a rebuild of Dropbox for Business that included the toggle feature for work and personal accounts.

The cloud storage company boasts that it serves more than 4 million businesses and they save hundreds of millions of files every week. The company also says that 97 percent of the Fortune 500 companies also use the service.

Dropbox is facing steep competition in the cloud storage market, however. While users reportedly tend to like the service, many complain the pricing is too high compared with competitors like Google Drive, Microsoft's SkyDrive, and Box. It's possible that Dropbox is working to appease the masses by rolling out new features like multiple accounts.

CNET contacted Dropbox for comment. We'll update the story when we get more information.

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