Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019
1:11 PM MYT
Firefox users can now skip email and share up to 2.5GB of files directly through their browser using Firefox Send, which assures end-to-end encryption.
To send the files, users just drag and drop them to Firefox Send or click on the “select files to upload” button to choose files.
There is a 1GB limit for users, though those signed in to their Firefox accounts can send up to 2.5GB.
The service can be accessed even when users are not on the Firefox browser, while the recipient will be given a link that will prompt a download regardless of their system.
Mozilla product strategy vice-president Nick Nguyen says the service is to allow users to share files on a temporary basis so they will feel assured that personal information shared does not live in the cloud indefinitely.
The files can be set to expire after a certain amount of time, between five minutes to seven days, or number of downloads of between 1-200 times.
If the settings are not changed, the file will be deleted after one download or 24 hours.
For additional security, users can also lock the files behind an optional password, which will need to be shared via a different platform.
“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,” says Nguyen.
Firefox Send will also be available as an Android app in Beta later this week.