How to Send Large Files via Email with WeTransfer (Video Tutorial)

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Sending large files to clients, contractors or even friends and family can be a huge hassle. Do you send one file at a time? Do you use a cloud storage service, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or Box?

I’ve used nearly every system possible, even having clients mail me a CD with photos for their website. is, BY FAR, the most simple solution I have come across to allow clients to easily send a bunch of files to me – very rarely, does a client need to send me any files larger than 2GB.

Even the most tech-unsavvy clients use WeTransfer with ease!

The process of sending large files with WeTransfer

The transfer process is very simple.

  1. Visit
  2. Upload the file or files you want to send
  3. Enter the recipient’s email address
  4. Enter your email address if you want a confirmation email
  5. Enter a note to the recipient, if you like
  6. Click “Transfer”
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The file(s) will begin to upload. Once the file has been sent, you will receive a confirmation email. In this confirmation email, you will be provided with a link to download the file(s) and an expiration date. WeTransfer files are valid for 7 days.

Lastly, you will receive a confirmation email when the recipient downloads the file(s)!

There is one thing to note with WeTransfer – The URL created for the file download is random and very difficult to guess, however, the link is a public link that anyone (who possesses the link) can use to download the file(s). If your file(s) contains sensitive information, you may be better served with another file transfer service.

What is your favorite or the simplest method to send large files?


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