Firefox Send free file transfer service now available for all

Joanna Estrada
March 13, 2019

The nonprofit behind the popular open-source web browser has its new encrypted self-destructing file-sharing platform, . It officially launched on Tuesday. Users can have their file size capacity bumped up to 2.5GB if they signup for a free Firefox account.

The service works just like any other file sharing service available online.

Mozilla today announced that its free file transfer service Firefox Send is now available for everyone. Firefox Send gets around that issue, at least for files 1GB of smaller.

Firefox Send free file transfer service now available for all
Firefox Send free file transfer service now available for all

There are notable limitations - Firefox Send is merely a free service that makes it easy to quickly upload a file and send it to someone without worrying about an exposed copy on a server somewhere or whether the recipient has the right account to download.

A screenshot of the file uploading process in Firefox Send. Unless a user wants to take advantage of the extra storage space from having a Firefox account, no login is required. Uploaded files can also be protected by a password that the user can share with their friends in private and avoid unauthorized downloads of sensitive data.

After you drag and drop and file (or select it through a popup box), you can choose to have the shareable link detonate after 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 20, 50, or 100 downloads, or after 5 minutes, 1 hour, 1 day, or 7 days (the default option). That also means you can't pay to send even bigger files. Firefox Send offers various controls and features, such as the ability to limit how many times the file can be downloaded before it expires.

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