'Firefox Send' launches as a free, encrypted file-sharing service from Mozilla

Mozilla today announced the formal launch of Firefox Send (opens in new tab), a file-sharing service that got its start as one of the organization's "Test Pilot" experiments. Along with its graduation from an experiment, Firefox Send has also picked up some enhancements to upload limits and control over what you send.

Firefox Send acts as a secure file-transfer service, intended to help you privately share sensitive files with others. Available through any browser at send.firefox.com, Firefox Send allows you to upload files and send them to someone else with end-to-end encryption. It also gives you control over how the files are treated, allowing you to set the file link to expire, limit the number of downloads, and set a password for the recipient to enter before being allowed to download the files you share.

At its most basic, Firefox Send allows you to share files up to 1GB in size. If you sign up for a Firefox account, that limit expands to 2.5GB. Crucially, recipients don't need a Firefox account to download files that you share; all they need is the link and, if set, a password.

If you're curious, you can learn more about Firefox Send at Mozilla's full blog post (opens in new tab). Otherwise, you can give the service a spin for free by heading to send.firefox.com.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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  • Will need to look into this, but if they don't keep the file stored on a server somewhere and data mine it after I'm done with it, this is awesome. Have been looking for a file transfer service for ages that doesn't require accounts, isn't just my email, and isn't platform locked like AirDrop or NearbySharing
  • Does look good. Note that if the files are going TO you, DropBox has a feature called "File Requests" which allow you set up a folder for deposits by anyone with no account. Of course, you can share with anyone in OneDrive or DropBox with a link, without requiring them to login to anything access. So DropBox can do it in both directions, OneDrive only for files you share.
  • When for a Firefox cloud? Jaja
  • @Grandterminator Writes in English but laughs in Spanish 😂
  • This is a great free service to use. Specially for mobile users seeing as I don't see a free version of this.