Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Firefox Send free file transfer service now available for all

Firefox Send free file transfer service now available for all

Though the number of users is gradually dwindling, Mozilla launched a Firefox rejuvenation project called Firefox Quantum that has sped up the browser. "Since nothing lingers in the cloud, your personal information stays private", Mozilla said in an Firefox Send explanatory video.

You don't have to sign up for a Firefox account to use Firefox Send, but if you log in with one, the transfer limit goes up to 2.5GB, and you can create a longer-lasting transfer packet that expires after a certain amount of time, (up to a week) or downloads (up to 100).

Mozilla has its own free online file-sharing service and it is now available to everyone. "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". Send allows you to send up to 1GB of encrypted data directly to another person by simply dragging and dropping files onto the page.


A number of online file transfer services exist, such as WeTransfer, but Mozilla is offering its product with a twist: it's focused on privacy. Unless a user wants to take advantage of the extra storage space from having a Firefox account, no login is required.

Why it matters: Sending large files to others can be a tricky process sometimes. Firefox Send now allows links to remain for as long as 7 days or 100 downloads. As an added layer of security, users can protect their file transfers with a password. Currently, the service forces users to pick both a timeframe and a download limit and the file link will expire after whichever comes first.

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