You took all those funny videos at your cousin’s wedding, now you want to share them with your whole extended family. You made this cool video presentation for your upcoming workshop, now you want to get feedback from your mentor.
We are always in need of sharing big files over the internet, larger than an email can handle. You have probably already used file-sharing services like Google Drive or Dropbox. They are smart and efficient. But have you ever explored the other platforms exclusively created to share large files quickly and easily?
In this article, we will discuss three such websites that let you send big files for free.
Bigg.ly is a free platform for sharing large files with your peers. The interface is pretty straightforward and intuitive. First, you drop the files or upload them by clicking the icon. Then put the email of the intended recipients and your own. Write the message and hit the send button. Yes, that’s it. Big.ly will take care of the rest. They will run a virus scan, package them in a uniquely named zip file, and send them on their way. The recipients can download the file from any device- desktop, laptop, mobile phone, or tablet. You will know when the recipient downloads the file.
Bigg.ly is a free service and lets you send up to 4GB per transfer without registration. There is no size limit per file. You can send files as large as you want unless it crosses the 4GB limit.
This platform deletes the files from its system when it is no longer required. This ensures the safety of your files. The longer it stays on a server, the more it is susceptible to online attacks.
The big file-sharing website WeTransfer is there in the market for a while. Like Bigg.ly, on this file-sharing website, you can send files without registering an account. WeTransfer has an easy-to-use, user-friendly interface.
You can either send the files via email or create a link. You can then share the link however you want.
As a guest user, you can send up to 2 GB per transfer. There is no restriction on the number of files that you can send at one go. You can upgrade to WeTransfer Pro to send up to 200GB. With a Pro Plan, you get 1TB storage space and can enjoy features like password-protected transfer.
Files to Friends
Files to Friends is a free file-sharing platform that allows you to send files up to 1 GB for free.
You drag and drop a file or upload it from your computer, provide your email address and your friend’s, add a message if you wish, and then transfer. As a guest user, you can send up to 10 files at once. There is also a restriction on the number of recipients. You cannot send the files to more than 5 people at once. The system stores your files for seven days, and after that, it gets deleted. So, if the recipient doesn’t download the files within seven days, they won’t find the files.
Files to Friends has a paid subscription called File to Friends plus. With this premium subscription, you can send up to 5GB of files in one go. You will also get 20GB of online storage space, and your files won’t get expired after seven days
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