Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Mozilla file sharing test wipes files after one download

You'll never have to worry about files lingering in the cloud.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
August 2, 2017
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Engadget

The files you share online tend to linger around in the cloud. But what if you don't like the possibility that someone might swipe your files after you're done? Mozilla is offering an answer -- it just introduced an experimental website, Send, that lets you send large files (up to 1GB) to someone without worrying that someone else might grab them. Files not only stick around for a maximum 24 hours, they disappear the moment your recipient finishes their download. You don't have to remember to delete the file, or worry about an after-the-fact hack. This concept isn't completely new, but the drag-and-drop simplicity combined with Mozilla's recognition makes it intriguing.

We wouldn't count on Send lasting forever, since it's a test, but it's easy to see it sticking around if it's popular enough. And if you don't need to shuttle large files, there are a pair of additional experiments. Voice Fill lets you speak to input text, and Notes gives you a place to quickly jot down memos without leaving your browser.

In this article: filesharing, gear, internet, mozilla, send, web
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The best games for PS4

The best games for PS4

View
Microsoft Edge becomes the second most popular desktop web browser

Microsoft Edge becomes the second most popular desktop web browser

View
Quit trying to make Quibi happen

Quit trying to make Quibi happen

View
Tesla shows how it builds ventilators using Model 3 parts

Tesla shows how it builds ventilators using Model 3 parts

View
Is the Galaxy S20 Ultra the ‘pro-level studio’ Samsung promised?

Is the Galaxy S20 Ultra the ‘pro-level studio’ Samsung promised?

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr