Transferring files over WhatsApp is easy and free but you cannot send over 25Mb of data; so, how do you send large files for free and most importantly how fast you send. Here are the best ways to send large files over 5GB for fast and for free.
5 Methods to Send Large Files For Free
Send large files for free and securely with these file transfer apps and services. These are the best methods and I use them regularly to send files for free.
1. Google Drive
Google Drive is the best place to send your files for free without having to pay for storage. With the free plan, you get up to 15 GB of free storage that lets you store your data and then share the link to download.
Additionally, you get to choose who want to send the files by entering the email id of the other participants. This ensures you share the files only with the people you want to share with and not everyone with the link gets access to them.
How to send large files for free on Google Drive?
- Open Google Drive on your mobile or desktop device.
- Click on the upload file and select the large file you want to upload.
- Once the file is uploaded, click on the file and tap on the three-dot menu.
- Select “Create shareable link” and enter the email id of the participant you want to share the large file with.
- The other participant gets an email to your inbox with the access to your file and can view, edit, and download the file.
You can configure the access to the files and select if you want the user to only view it or make changes to the files.
Google is drive is one of the best places to share big files up to 15GB to other participants. Moreover, if you have a good internet connection, you can make this process quick.
2. Degoo – Send Large Files for Free Over the Internet
Best Google drive alternative, Degoo is perfect to send large files for free over the internet. It provides a massive 100GB of free cloud storage to share your files without any worries to upgrade. Additionally, you get a 5GB storage referral bonus for each user who registers Degoo from your invite. Isn’t that cool?
It is great to share big files over the internet without having to worry about the storage. With the premium plan, you get 500GB and 1TB of cloud storage. You can use the free plan on up to 3 devices but your account will be automatically deleted if 90 days of inactivity.
3. Send Anywhere
Send anywhere is a great online peer to peer file transfer portal to send large files for free. You can opt for the premium version that allows you features like; unlimited storage, cloud storage [1TB], device management, and much more.
Transferring large files over send anywhere is easy and simple, here are the steps –
- Open send anywhere in a web browser.
- Click on the “+” icon to select the files you want to send.
- Your files are now being uploaded and once done, you will get a sharable link and QR code.
- Send the security code generated to the other participants.
- When the other participants enter this security code they can readily download the files.
Send anywhere protects your files with a security code to avoid others from accessing your files. But it has a few ads that might keep you waiting on the free version.
4. pCloud Transfer – Send large files for free up to 5GB
Google drive and Degoo are a great platform to send large files over the internet for free. But sometimes you don’t want to store the files and just transfer them to the participants. My best alternative to this is pCloud transfer that doesn’t store the files and just send the files.
With pCloud you can send files with personalized messages to other people along with your files. Also, these files are not stored on any type of server and directly send them to the participants by entering their email id. Additionally, your files are encrypted by a password and secure them from intrusion.
Unlike other file transfers, you can send up to 5GB of large files to others that makes it one of the best. It is the best alternative to Google Drive and Degoo.
5. Resilio Sync – Peer-to-Peer File Transfer
Resilio Sync uses the BitTorrent file transferring mechanism that allows you to send large files without having to upload them on a third-party server. The system works likewise to our list of messaging apps without the internet; it uses a peer-to-peer protocol where each device acts as a node. Additionally, if you want to share the files to multiple people, the network acts as a mesh.
If you are having a weak internet connection, you can face trouble while downloading the files. Moreover for file syncing you need to pay $59.99 one-time money. You can share the QR code and also it is available as a free version. The benefit of this file transfer is your sensitive data is not stored on any server and sent directly to the receiver.
In conclusion, these are the best ways to send large files for free and securely. For the best of security and managing the users who can access the files, my best choice among these is Google drive. You can manage users who can access these files and if they can view or manipulate it. Other than this, Resilio is great for peer-to-peer file transfer and does not store any data on the server.
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