How to Use WeTransfer

WeTransfer is a platform for sending large files securely. This app is available on desktop and mobile. You can upload or send as many files as you want from your computer, tablet, or phone. It is not just limited to sending large media files; you can also share photos with friends, send website links, and study documents like photos. To use WeTransfer, the person hosting the file transfer has to create an account with a public email address. The receiving party must create an account and add the other person’s email to their contacts to get the link.  

Creating A Transfer Within An Internet Browser

  1. Open an Internet Browser on the computer where the file(s) are located.
  2. Type then press Enter
  3. Click on Add Files.
  4. Locate and select the file that you want to upload then click Open
  5. Click on Your Email then add your email address.
  6. Click on Transfer. This will upload your file(s) and you will receive an email from WeTransfer with a download link for the file.
  7. Open your email and find the download link.
  8. Either provide the download link to the recipient or open an Internet browser where you would like to transfer the file.
  9. Copy the download link from the email and paste it into the address bar then press Enter.
  10. Click on Download to download the file
  11. The file will be placed in the folder designated for downloads which is the Downloads folder by default.

Creating A Transfer Within the WeTransfer Application

  1. Open the WeTransfer application on your smart device or computer
  2. Click Create Transfer from within the application.
  3. This will open a window asking you what files you want to send.
  4. You can navigate to the location the files you want to send are or use drag and drop if it’s available on your computer.
  5. Once the files are chosen, click Next
  Enter Email Details
  1. You will be asked to enter your recipient’s email address and name.
  2. Click Next Step to proceed.
  Select A Transfer Size And Contacts List
  1. Select how much bandwidth you want to use
  2. Select whether you want it to transfer immediately or later and when it expires
  3. What contacts list you should use.
  4. You can also view your previous transfers if you have made any in the past using WeTransfer.
  Transferring The File
  1. Once all of your information has been entered, you will be asked to enter a transfer name and add a transfer description.
  2. You can then select how you want to send the files:  Email, Instant Messenger, or Social media.
  3. The file you send will appear in the same window as your contacts list.
  4. You can then choose which contact(s) should receive the transfer link.
  5. Click Next Step when you are ready to send it.

How To Send A File Through An Email With WeTransfer

 Sending a File Via Email
  1. You can either send the file(s) as an attachment or attach it as a link via email.
  2. If you choose to add it to your contacts, the file will be sent as a link and will not require them to download the file. (This is helpful if the files are too large for the recipient’s email account.)
  3. Click Next Step when you are happy with your selection.
  4. The email will be sent to your recipients as soon as you click Next Step, but they must download the files before viewing or using them.
  5. They will see the name of the file along with its size and any transfer notes you have added.
  Reviewing File Transfer Emails
  1. If you sent an email transfer, you could review them by clicking on Downloads at the bottom of your WeTransfer window.

Can I Transfer Files To Another Device?

Transfer Files From Your WeTransfer Window To Another Computer.
  1. You will need your WeTransfer email address and the email of the person you would like to send a copy of the file.
  2. You can enter their email address to grant them access to designated files.
  3. They will be able to continue using the files sent without accessing your private data.
  4. Once they have received the file, they can download it from inside WeTransfer.
  Transfer Files Between Computers and Mobile Devices Securely
  1. You will need your WeTransfer email address and the email of the person you would like to send a copy of the file.
  2. You will need a 64-bit browser with a version of Windows 8 or newer/ Mac OS X 10.8 or newer.
  3. Connect via Wi-Fi or your mobile carrier’s data network to skip the 3G/4G download limit.

Other Ways to Use WeTransfer

  1. Sharing websites, photos, videos, documents, and more.
  2. As a secure space to store your online currency (like Bitcoin) and important documents.
  3. To send files through Email, Dropbox, Facebook Messenger, and Slack.
  4. Through the Claim Files tab, you can also share files via other apps like Dropbox, Box, iCloud Drive, or Google Docs. This is useful if you use the WeTransfer app to send links or directly send a file.
  5. You can also check on your WeTransfer files by clicking the clock icon in the upper right-hand corner when accessing them through your computer.
  6. You can note the files you are sending and view any previous files you have sent through WeTransfer.

How safe is WeTransfer

  1. WeTransfer offers among the highest in data encryption.
  2. All files are encrypted and compressed on WeTransfer servers and then transferred to the recipient’s computer using a 256-bit encryption key.

You Can Access Files from the Following Platforms:

  1. Mac OS X 10.8 or newer
  2. Windows 7 or newer
  3. Chrome on Windows 8+ or Chrome OS 30+
  4. Safari on Mac OS X 10.9+
  5. Android 4.2+ (with the native client).
  6. You will also need your WeTransfer email address plus the email of the person you are sending to.

More Information

WeTransfer has an FAQ section on its website with more information about transferring files. This will answer some questions about the best way to send files. They also offer a video tutorial to show you how to use the application. WeTransfer offers free file storage in its cloud storage service. You can upload files to their servers for free for 40 days. After 40 days, the files will automatically be deleted from your account. You can extend your storage space by uploading additional files from your computer or mobile devices.


WeTransfer is an excellent service for sending files with very high security. The best feature is that it is easy and fast to use without the hassles of other services and apps. If you are looking for a secure, easy way to send large files without paying a lot of money, WeTransfer should be your first choice. It allows you to securely share files with friends, family, and business contacts for free, even if they don’t have an account.

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