Have you ever wanted to send a large file?
Today, I will show how to send a large file over the Internet. Files that are less than 10 MB can usually travel as e-mail attachments. If you try sending a large file (larger than 10 MB), you will get…unpredictable results. That’s where WeTransfer can help.
Special thanks to Donny at Bear E-Tech for creating this helpful video.
WeTransfer is a file sharing service. You can use WeTransfer to send large files up to 2,000 MB (2 GB). You upload the file(s) to WeTransfer’s server. WeTransfer then sends an e-mail notification to your recipient advising them you are sending a large file. They have to click a link to begin the download.
All you need is a reliable Internet connection. I’ve used WeTransfer when I had great Internet connectivity and when I had poor Internet connectivity. Granted the transfers completed quicker when I had great connectivity, WeTransfer still got the job done when I had poor connectivity.
When I use WeTransfer, I usually call or e-mail the recipient in advance. I tell them I am sending a large file, but regular e-mail will not work. I am using a service called WeTransfer. Watch for an e-mail with a download notification link. I’ve seen We Transfer notify recipients within 45 seconds of completing my upload.
Free or Pay.
You can use WeTransfer for free with files up to 2,000 MB (2 GB). Any file(s) larger and WeTransfer will ask you to use the Premium version, which they now call WeTransfer Plus. You can decide if you want to purchase WeTransfer Plus. If you use WeTransfer a few times a week, you might as well make the purchase. The folks at WeTransfer probably want to keep a roof over their heads, put food on the table and keep shoes on their feet. Rather simple needs IMO. Enjoy WeTransfer.