Need a quick and easy way to send videos or other large files over the internet?
Couldn’t I Just Email It?
Sending files larger than 10MB through email is not reliable. Most email accounts have a limit somewhere between 10 and 25 Megabytes. So if it’s any larger than that, it best to find another solution.
There a number good options including Google Drive and Dropbox, but these require the sender or receiver to set up an account. That’s fine, but sometimes you just need a quick and simple way to get a file to someone.
Send Any File (Up to 1GB). No Signup Required.
Mozilla just released a free and simple solution. It’s called Firefox Send.
Here’s how to use it…
- Go to send.firefox.com
- Upload your file
- Click the Copy link button.
- Paste the link into an email and hit send.
You can send files anonymously up to 1GB. If you sign in with a firefox account you can send up to 2.5GB files.
If you need to send files larger than this, you may need to look at other options. But most of the time 1GB is plenty.
If you have a video file larger than 1GB, you can compress it with a very useful program called Handbrake.