Firefox Now Lets You Send 2.5GB Files. Securely. For Free.

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Back in 2017 Firefox released a file sending service as part of its now defunct Test Pilot program.

Dubbed Firefox Send, it allows up to 2.5GB of files to be sent in one hit. And it just came out of beta.

As large files become increasingly normalised, the inability to conveniently send them becomes a pain in the arse. Gmail can still only send 25MB at a time, and Discord has an even smaller cap at 8MB.

Of course, there's always Google Drive or Dropbox, but they aren't particularly secure.

What makes Firefox Send unique is that it combines both encryption with large file sending, which is a rarity. And as an added bonus, it's free.

It's also incredibly easy to use. It's web-based, meaning that you don't need to download an external program.

All you need to do is visit the dedicated Firefox Send website and then either drag or upload the files you want to send.

Once a file has been uploaded, a Web Crypto API link will be generated that you can then share with whomever you wish. You can set it to expire after a set number of downloads or even a time range between 5 minutes and week.

Since Firefox Send has end-to-end encryption, the company won't be able to see what kind of files you're uploading. This is particularly handy if you're dealing with personal documents that you don't want to leave in cloud storage.

It's worth noting that if you want to send more than 1GB you'll need to sign up for a Firefox account, but it's free.

While nothing is ever full proof, it seems like Firefox is providing a decent solution to sending large files securely. And the lack of price tag certainly helps.

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