Coming Soon: Link Redirection Experience Update on Box iOS

Community Manager

We are making an update to the way file redirection operates within the Box iOS app.

 

In Box iOS 4.3.7 and older:

  • Open a link to a Box file
  • The user is redirected to the Box iOS app and the file preview is shown
  • In the process of redirection, the user is taken to the All Files tab and the folder structure is set up with all of the parent folders leading all the way to the file from the link
  • When the user closes the preview, the user sees the containing folder of that file

 

We are making changes to this behavior in order to better maintain the user's previous state and location in the app.

 

In Box iOS 4.3.8: 

  • Open a link to a Box file
  • The user is redirected to the Box iOS app and the file preview is shown
  • No additional changes to the UI state and location are made in the process of redirection
  • When the user closes the preview, the user sees the same content they were looking at before tapping the redirection link

 

Folder redirection will continue to behave as before, taking the user to the appropriate location within the All Files tab.

Additionally, to keep the useful functionality of visiting the parent folder of the redirected file, we are introduction a new menu option to view the file's containing folder. 

 

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These updates will happen in our October release window for the Box iOS app. We will update the redirection experience on Android at a later time.