You want to transfer a document, photos, archive or any type of file to one or more people, but you cannot because the size of emails is limited. There is a very easy and free way to overcome this obstacle: WeTransfer. Today Futura explains how to send a large file with this online service.
With internet connections having a debit more and more important, it has become easy to download a music album or a movie very quickly, to watch series in HD on Netflix and to do a thousand things that were once long or difficult.
For a long time, it was also complicated to send a large file for most Internet users. The reason was that the size of the emails that one could send was often very limited. There were other alternatives (waiter FTP, for example), but they were not necessarily accessible to the general public.
At present, the size of e-mails that can be sent does not always exceed a few tens of megabytes, the limit not to be exceeded varying according to the courier service provider. On the other hand, simple and practical solutions for transferring large files have emerged, we think in the first place of clouds which allow store online documents and share them with other users.
These services are great, but there is an equally fast, simpler and more suitable way for those who very rarely need to transfer large files to other people: WeTransfer. This free online service offers the possibility ofsend files up to 2 GB in size to the recipients of their choice. If you opt for the Premium plan, the limit is then increased to 20 GB per shipment. Important detail: it does not require any registration. Futura explains how it works.
To access WeTransfer, click on the link below, then on the “Download” button in the page that appears: you will be redirected directly to the home page of the service:
Once on the home page, the first thing to do is to click on “I accept” to approve the general conditions of use.
Then you have to select what you want to send. It is possible to add one or more files by choosing them one by one by clicking on “Add your files” or to directly import a folder with all its content by clicking on “Or select a folder”. The total size of the items to be transferred can reach 2 GB (or 20 GB for Premium members).
In both cases, the file explorer appears on the screen. Depending on what you have chosen previously, click on the file (s) or folder to send, then on “Send” to validate the operation.
You can add as many files and folders as you want, always within the limit of 2 GB. To do this, just click on the blue cross and choose “Files” or “Folders”. The list of elements, their name, number and size are displayed on the interface.
Identify yourself as a sender
Then enter your e-mail address in the field provided for this purpose so that the recipients know the origin of the content sent.
It is possible to write a message for the attention of your interlocutors, note that this is not an obligation.
Choose the sending method
There are two ways to send the files: by email or by link.
In the “Send to” field, write up to three adresses e-mail. Each time you add one, press the “Enter” key to be able to enter a new one.
All you have to do is click on “Transfer” to start the sending procedure.
Your files are then uploaded to the WeTransfer platform. At the end of the operation, you are notified that an e-mail has been sent to the chosen addresses and that the transfer of files will be available for 7 days.
In the event that the selected items should be sent to more than three people, there is the possibility of creating a sharing link. To do this, click on theicon representing three dots in a circle (to the left of “Transfer”). The “Send as” field appears, then choose “link”.
Finally, click on “Upload” to start uploading your files to the platform.
When the download is complete, the share link is shown on the screen. Click on “Copy link” to save it to the clipboard. You can now communicate it to the people of your choice in the way that suits you best (e-mail, instant messaging, social networks, etc.), simply by right-clicking and clicking on “Paste”.
Download by recipient
If you sent an email to the recipients, they should click on the link in it. If you have communicated a direct link, it is enough for the people who have it to open it.
In both cases, your contacts are redirected to the WeTransfer platform. All they have to do is click “Download” to transfer your files to their device.
Note: after 7 days, the files stored on WeTransfer are deleted and, therefore, can no longer be downloaded.
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