Charities that access Dropbox via the desktop app for Windows XP need to upgrade soon, following the announcement that the file sharing service is to end support from the operating system.
The company says that on June 26, 2016, the Dropbox desktop app for Windows XP will no longer be available for download on dropbox.com. Signing in to an existing account or creating a new account will also no longer be possible on Windows XP.
On August 29, 2016, the Dropbox desktop app will no longer support Windows XP. On this date, users will be automatically signed out of any Dropbox accounts linked to a Windows XP computer. Sign in will be possible again once they have updated to Windows Vista or a later version of Windows.
All files and photos will be safe and users will still be able to access content via dropbox.com or on other compatible computers and mobile devices.
Dropbox says that this is happening to ensure better performance and enhanced security, and these versions are not always compatible with older operating systems.
Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP in April, 2014.
Erin Niimi Longhurst (@ErinNiimi), Communications and Social Media Advisor at Social Misfits Media, discusses why your charity should be on Instagram, and how can you make the most out of the platform?
As the UK's departure from the European Union is formally triggered, the House of Lords Committee on charities has warned it could cost charities £200m
New platform enhances the service to charities by allowing faster and easier fund transfers
A new report published by the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities has outlined the role digital technology can play in the future success of charities