Mozilla’s encrypted file-transfer service ‘Firefox Send’ is now obtainable to all
Mozilla yesterday introduced ‘Firefox Send’ – a free encrypted file-transfer service – that’s now obtainable for everybody. Firefox Send is a web site that enables customers to transfer massive information to different customers from any net browser free of cost.
“We know there are several cloud sharing solutions out there, but as a continuation of our mission to bring you more private and safer choices, you can trust that your information is safe with Send,” wrote Nick Nguyen, Mozilla’s Vice President of Product Strategy. “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.”
Here’s how Firefox Send works:
To use Firefox Send, simply open the web site (send.firefox.com) in a net browser, click on the “select files to upload” button or drag and drop no matter information you want to share into the browser window. Then click on add and your file might be despatched to Mozilla’s server. You will obtain a obtain hyperlink you can ship to the recipient, which can permit them to obtain your file.
Anyone can share file sizes as much as 1GB with out logging in. However, you’ll be able to add information as much as 2.5GB in dimension for those who join a free Firefox account, Mozilla stated.
You can set to have the obtain hyperlink expire after a sure time frame, or after a sure variety of downloads. Currently, Firefox Send permits hyperlinks to stay for so long as 7 days or 100 downloads. At current, it’s necessary so that you can select each a timeframe and a obtain restrict. The file hyperlink will expire relying on what comes first.
“By default, files are stored for a maximum of either 24 hours or 7 days. If you choose a download cap, the file can be deleted from our server sooner,” stated Mozilla whereas explaining the way it handles information uploaded to Send in its privacy document.
Even although the information are encrypted, you might be additionally given the choice to password-protect your non-public file hyperlink for an additional layer of safety. You can both add one file at a time or a number of information without delay, which Firefox Send will routinely assemble in a single large ZIP file.
Firefox Send is at the moment obtainable by the ship.firefox.com web site. Also, a Firefox Send for Android app is within the works and might be obtainable in beta later this week.