Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Firefox Send encrypted file transfer service is free for everyone

Firefox Send encrypted file transfer service is free for everyone

Firefox Send is a free service (for now), so you have nothing to lose by giving it a try.

To make use of the service, all you have to do is go to the Send website, throw in any number of files as you like, and a link will be generated.

Firefox Send is incredibly easy to use. You can also add a password to the transfer. It allows you to send files via a link to anyone and set conditions for access like a time period or number of downloads before the file expires. "If you choose a download cap, the file can be deleted from out server sooner".

In 2017, Mozilla experimented with a service that let you transfer 1GB files by sharing a web address with the recipient. Firefox Send features end-to-end encryption, enabling users to send sensitive documents they may otherwise be uncomfortable uploading, such as financial papers or business reports. For those seeking extra privacy, shared files can also be locked with a passphrase.

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The service is billed as a simple - and free - way to send large files. 'Sending files over the internet is something many of us do everyday. While there are already plenty of online storage provider out there but Send might be something you want to consider if you want to share some files without having them permanently stored online.

"Mozilla receives an encrypted copy of the file you upload but we can not access the content or the name of your encrypted file", the organization explains in the service's Privacy Notice. Unlike other file hosting services, there is now no paid options. Despite the branding, Firefox Send works with any browser.

Firefox Send is live now on its official subdomain, with the promise of an Android app landing in beta form some time later this week.

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