Mozilla, the one behind the popular web browser Firefox, launched a secure file-sharing projected called Send, basically entering the war of online data sharing business with many others. It follows the basic workflow as an online file-sharing process, uploads files to get the download link and then share that link with your friend or other parties via email or other communication methods, with one major difference. The link generated by Send will expire after one download or 24 hours, and all send files will be automatically deleted from the Send server.
Yes, in short, Send is a self-destructive online file-sharing service backed by Mozilla.
To start using the service, go straight to Send website, no additional software or browser extension required. It’s a pure web-based app that runs on all major modern web browsers, including Microsoft Edge.
Once you are on the home page, simply drag and drop a file to the upload area. You can upload any type of files, images, executables, text, Word, etc, as long as the size of the file doesn’t go over 1 GB.
The file you dropped on the site will be encrypted before uploading to Mozilla’s Send server. The link will be generated and shown on the site right after the upload is completed with a notification mentioning that
The link to your file will expire after 1 download or in 24 hours
When the other party opens the link Send generated, they can immediately download the file from Send website.
But if the link is expired, you will get a page like below instead.
There are three main benefits using Firefox Send:
- You can share any file up to 1 GB.
- The file you are going to share is encrypted before uploading to Send server, which provides an extra layer of security. Mozilla doesn’t have the ability to access the file you upload. You are the only one knows what your file is.
- The file gets destroyed automatically, either after 1 download or in 24 hours.
If this doesn’t sound convincing, please also check these 5 free online file-sharing alternatives.
Lastly, let’s see how it works in this one-minute video clip: