Firefox Send encrypted file transfer service is free for everyone

Doris Richards
March 13, 2019

Unlike other file hosting services, there is now no paid options.

"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", Nick Nguyen, Mozilla's VP of Firefox Product, said today.

Though the number of users is gradually dwindling, Mozilla launched a Firefox rejuvenation project called Firefox Quantum that has sped up the browser.

Firefox Send, which will also be available as an Android app, illustrates one of Mozilla's efforts to diversify beyond the Firefox browser. The upside is that the files are ephemeral, as they delete themselves as soon as the intended recipient finishes downloading the file.


Securely sharing large files can be annoying, but Mozilla wants to make it easier.

One of the differences is that Firefox Send doesn't have any paid tiers-it's completely free, whether you send up to a 1GB file or log into your account to send up to a 2.5GB file. There are few tools or services out there that can keep users' files truly private.

"Now that it's a keeper, we've made it even better, offering higher upload limits and greater control over the files you share", Nguyen wrote in a Tuesday blog post.

Mozilla touts Firefox Send as focusing on privacy and uses encryption to protect files. Only the sender has access to the files and the intended receiver of the files, who will be able to decrypt the files automatically when they finish downloading. Though the latter no longer exists, Firefox Send has blossomed into an end-to-end encrypted file transfer service enabling anyone to send files up to 2.5GB in size.

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