Mozilla launches “Send,” a new website for sending files among users

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Mozilla Send

Credit: https://testpilot.firefox.com/experiments/send

Send” is Mozilla’s new website launched by the browser giant to enable you send and receive files from others. It works in similar way as Snapchat’s ephemeral phot sharing that lasts only a short time.

Mozilla launched the test pilot website today, and is enabling file sharing up to the size of 1GB. After uploading your file, Mozilla will send you a link to send to someone. However, the link will disappear as soon as the person has downloaded the file or at the expiration of the 24-hour period.

“Send lets you upload and encrypt large files (up to 1GB) to share online. When you upload a file, Send creates a link to pass along to whoever you want. Each link created by Send will expire after 1 download or 24 hours, and all sent files will be automatically deleted from the Send server,” Mozilla announced.

The whole idea behind launching the site is to provide users with a platform to privately and quickly share file among themselves—and not to keep file hosted for a long time. Mozilla said files are encrypted as they are uploaded—and adds that it “does not have the ability to access the content of your encrypted file.”

You can see the status of previously uploaded files or delete them as you choose. As a matter of fact, you can view information about your uploaded files that are stored on your local device. Such information includes Send’s identifier for the file, the filename, and the file’s unique download link. Once your file has been deleted upon download or upon visiting Send after the file expires, the information will be cleared.

Video Credit: https://testpilot.firefox.com/experiments/send

It is not known for how long this experiment will last, but it does look like an experiment that might attract a lot of users given the incredible size of files that can be sent; even though it’s within a 24-hour period.

Privacy concerns: Mozilla said Send will collect information about the performance and your use of the service. Such information according to the company, include “how often you upload files, how long your files remain with Mozilla before they expire, any errors related to file transfers, and what cryptographic protocols your browser supports.”

For the very first time since it was formed in 1998, Mozilla last January unveiled a new brand identity—including a new logo, font, color, language, and imagery.

Mozilla has come a long way since inception, and is now one of the most popular names when it comes to browsers and open source apps. In June 2016, Mozilla flagged off a project as an open source design process asking members of the public to submit and vote on various designs. The company’s major goal was to ensure more people understood its purpose. The new design was done in collaboration with Mozilla’s London-based partner Johnson Banks.

The biggest and easily most noticeable of all changes made to the company’s brand is the logo. The new logo now includes “://” in place of “ill” to emphasize the company’s ties to the internet. The company’s explanation for this is that “it wants a committed to the original intent of the link as the beginning of an unfiltered, unmediated experience into the rich content of the internet.”


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Author: Ola Ric

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