Mozilla's Firefox Send, a browser-based encrypted one-to-one file sharing platform, has officially migrated from Test Pilot beta to full product - and is available to those running any browser, not just Firefox.
Those that wish to send files up to 1GB in size can do so without registering, while those that have files up to 2.5GB in size, will need to create a free Firefox account before proceeding. You can set the link to expire after a set number of downloads, or after a certain period of time. Mozilla has been working on a free tool called "Firefox Send" for some time now, and it should help to alleviate the situation when required.
"By default, files are stored for a maximum of either 24 hours or 7 days". Finally, you can set a password of your choice for access to the file.
Explaining the new feature in more detail, Firefox says Send is easy to use, without hidden prerequisites or "hoops" users need to jump through. There are no pop-ups or advertisements, like those often found on other file uploading websites, weighing the service down either.
The new service is also a workaround for sending large files over email, which take up storage space, and can jam the recipient's inbox.
After you click the "Select files to upload button", you pick the file you want to send from your local machine. Mozilla talks up its data privacy and security mission and policy in the blog post, too.
The service works just like any other file sharing service available online.
"Mozilla receives an encrypted copy of the file you upload but we can not access the content or the name of your encrypted file", the organization explains in the service's Privacy Notice.
Below: Mozilla's brief video demonstrating Firefox Send.
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