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March 5, 2014

WeTransfer goes mobile, with iOS to start with Android coming

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The desktop file transfer service WeTransfer has released its first mobile app, offering iOS users the ability to send up to 10GB worth of photos and videos from their devices.

The Amsterdam-based company has until now provided only browser-based, desktop-focused file transfer services – which of course allow the sending of files to mobile devices — but now it wants to build a device-agnostic “ecosystem.” Seeing as it already has 20 million active monthly users, it has a lot to build on here.

According to a statement from

CEO Bas Beerens said:

“the arrival of 4G and increasing coverage across the globe gave us the opportunity to work on a product that could offer the same service our users would expect from the online version.”

Transfers over 3G and Wi-Fi are, of course, also supported.

The WeTransfer mobile app uses similar wallpapers to the online version. This may sound like window dressing, but it’s also a key part of the company’s monetization strategy – those “iconic” wallpapers, as the firm puts it, are glossy ads. The service is free to use, but those who subscribe to the WeTransfer Plus tier ─ €10 per month payable yearly ─ will get to store from-mobile transfers in their 50GB of cloud storage.

How it works:
Simply select your photos & videos, add your friends’ email addresses and upload up to 10GB! Enjoy inspiring backgrounds during the transfer. Your friends will receive an email with a download link. There’s no signup!

An Android version of the app is under development but there is no release date scheduled yet. In the present day 10GB is not a lot but if you need to transfer large files to family and friends it’s worth having this app up your sleeve

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini