Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Review of FireFox Send, share large files up-to 2.5G securely and privately

Hot of the press, Firefox Send lets you share files with end-to-end encryption and a link that automatically expires up-to 7 days later. 

Once upload is complete, you get a copy the link to click and download the file. So you can keep what you share private and make sure your stuff doesn’t stay online forever.


  1. Send up-to 1G file without sign up and link expires after 1 day.
  2. Send up-to 2.5G file if you sign-up (https://send.firefox.com/) and choose expiry up to 7 days.
  3. Users of the link don’t need to have a Firefox account to access your file.


Free file sharing with  end-to-end encryption rocks. We'll see how long before this gets hacked for privacy. 


Well, file uploading gets stuck occasionally, but for a free service what do you expect. You have to cancel and retry until it works.


As soon as progress meter freezes, you might as well cancel the upload. 

I have waited for 5 minutes for the file to resume, but it never did in test below.

Speed Testing: 

1st attempt - File failed to upload 

2nd attempt  - Uploading chrome-win32.zip (101Mb) file took about 2 minutes to upload.

3rd attempt - Uploading thejapaneseswordasthesoulofthesamurai.mp4 (143Mb) took about 3 minutes. 

4th attempt - Uploading krd.iso (563.6 Mb) file failed

5th attempt - KRD.iso failed to upload

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