Mozilla has officially launched its free encrypted file-transfer service, Firefox Send, after two years of testing the service.
Firefox Send is designed to allow users to simply share files of up 2.5 GB, via a link that automatically expires, with anyone from around the world.
Recipients using any modern browser can simply click and download the link, which makes it easier when you need to share a file with a friend, family member, or colleague.
Firefox’s main focus is on security and privacy, hence why files on Send are securely encrypted, Mozilla said in a blog post on Tuesday (March. 12th).
Firefox was a test pilot experiment that allowed users to test upcoming Firefox features that were being developed.
“Send is a free encrypted file transfer service that allows users to safely and simply share files from any browser,” wrote Mozilla. “Additionally, Send will also be available as an Android app in beta later this week.”
The service allows users to send download links to anyone and set conditions for access like a time period or a number of downloads before file expires.
The uploader can also set a password of their choice for access to the file.
According to Mozilla, send uses end-to-end encryption to keep shared files private.
“Send makes it easy for your recipient, too,” wrote Mozilla. “No hoops to jump through. They simply receive a link to click and download the file. They don’t need to have a Firefox account to access your file. Overall, this makes the sharing experience seamless for both parties, and as quick as sending an email.”
“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,” it added. “As with all Firefox apps and services, Send is private-by-design, meaning all of your files are protected and we stand by our mission to handle your data privately and securely.”