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Firefox Send encrypted file transfer service is free for everyone

Firefox Send encrypted file transfer service is free for everyone

Mozilla's Firefox Send, a browser-based encrypted one-to-one file sharing platform, has officially migrated from Test Pilot beta to full product - and is available to those running any browser, not just Firefox. Mozilla is framing Firefox Send as an alternative to email, whose servers often have harsh file-size restrictions, and Google Drive or Dropbox, which offer collaboration tools and other features that aren't necessary when you just need to get one file to a friend, family member, or colleague quickly and easily. For example, you can choose when your file link expires, the number of downloads, and enable an optional password.

Firefox Send allows you to send files up to 1GB in size, and you can also upload files as large as 2.5GB if you sign-up for a Firefox account. "As with all Firefox apps and services, Send is Private By Design, meaning all of your files are protected, and we stand by our mission to handle your data privately and securely".

"By default, files are stored for a maximum of either 24 hours or 7 days". Send also lets you configure auto-expiry settings for the link. To do so, you visit this link to start uploading your files.

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Mozilla's offering is hardly innovative, but it's easy to use and feels less cumbersome than other services. Only the sender has access to the files and the intended receiver of the files, who will be able to decrypt the files automatically when they finish downloading. 'Sending files over the internet is something many of us do everyday.

Check out Firefox Send here →.

Firefox Send is now available through the send.firefox.com web portal, but Mozilla said the service would also be available as an Android app in beta later this week.


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