Firefox Send encrypted file transfer service is free for everyone

Firefox Send encrypted file transfer service is free for everyone

Firefox Send lets you share 1GB files with no strings attached

Firefox Send can handle files as large as 2.5GB.

Firefox Send allows users to send up to 1GB of files for free.

First unveiled back in August 2017 as a Test Pilot programme, Firefox Send was created to make it as simple as possible to share files with friends and colleagues. You can also set a password so that the files can only be accessed by its intended recipient. You can set the files to expire after a certain period or auto-delete itself as soon as the recipient finishes downloading the file.

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).

The browser maker just launched Firefox Send, a free encrypted file-transfer service.

A screenshot of the file uploading process in Firefox Send.

There are plenty of file-sending services out there.

But even though the details aren't in the public blog post, they have still been available throughout the testing phase.

Mozilla touts Firefox Send as focusing on privacy and uses encryption to protect files. This concept is in vogue right now; Snapchat-like impermanence was also mentioned by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as a core tenet for privacy and security in that company's stated future plans.

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

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. "So, it felt natural to graduate one of our popular Test Pilot experiments, Firefox Send, send.firefox.com".

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