Yesterday Mozilla announced Firefox Send to be publicly available, which initially was a “Test Pilot” experiment. Firefox Send is a free file sharing service that allows users to easily and securely share files with end-to-end encryption from any browser. By the end of this week, a beta version of its Android app will also be available to the users.
How does Firefox Send work?
Firefox Send is intended to be an alternative to email, where larger file attachments are not supported. Users do have cloud storage options like Google Drive and Dropbox, but these can be time-consuming in cases where we just need to share a single file for a limited amount of time.
You can use the service by visiting the Firefox Send website, upload your file, and set an expiration period. Additionally, it also provides users an option to password protect their files before sending. You will then get a link that you can share with a recipient.
Check out the following video to know how exactly it works:
Firefox Send comes with various features and advantages
- Firefox Send maintains the security of your files by providing end-to-end encryption from the moment a file is sent until it is opened.
- With Firefox Send, you can share files of size up to 1 GB. If you want to share files of size up to 2.5 GB you need to sign up for a free Firefox account.
- For the file recipients, it is not compulsory to have a Firefox account to access the shared file. They just need to simply click on the received link and download the file.
- It puts control in the hands of a user by allowing them to choose when a file link gets expired, the number of times their file can be downloaded, and also allows adding an optional password.
These features come in handy when you want to give the recipient only one-time or limited access to your files and hence ensures that your information is not available online indefinitely.
To know more about Firefox Send, check out the Mozilla official announcement.