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Platforms to send large files from the cell phone

Options to share large files from the mobile (Photo: Andean Agency / Diffusion)
Options to share large files from the mobile (Photo: Andean Agency / Diffusion)

There are different platforms that allow you to send large files in just a few steps. In most of them it is enough to create a user, upload the material to the cloud and then share the link by mail or messaging services from the mobile. Below is a list of the most useful services to share all kinds of material in just a few steps.

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google drive

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Google Drive and Gmail. (photo: ComputerHoy.com)
Google Drive and Gmail. (photo: ComputerHoy.com)

This cloud storage service is very easy to use and allows easy sharing of large files. Enough with upload content to Drive and then create a link to send the material to another user.

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Another option is to choose directly to share the folder or file from that integrated option, and the user will receive an email notifying that this action was carried out. The free version of Drive offers a storage limit of 15 GB. If you want to extend this alternative, then you have to resort to the paid version of Google One.

WeTransfer

The paid version extends the limit up to 20 GB (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)
The paid version extends the limit up to 20 GB (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)
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WeTransfer is another very popular app for sending content. Allows you to share files of up to 2 GB in its free version. The paid version extends the limit up to 20GB. To make use of the tool, simply enter the page, upload the files and enter the email to whom you want to send the material.

Smash

It is possible to use Smash no cost or shipping limits for 14 days. It stands out for having a very simple interface since there is only one button to upload the content and nothing else.

drop box

Dropbox in its free version offers storage of up to 2 GB
Dropbox in its free version offers storage of up to 2 GB

drop box offers the option of storing and therefore sending files of up to 2GB in its free version. The paid version extends the limit up to 3 TB. The system integrates a security option that allows you to establish a password for access to the content, expiration date and confirmation of delivery of the material.

Google Files

Google Files is a file management tool.
Google Files is a file management tool.

Google Files is a file manager app that allows you to free up space with cleaning recommendations, find content faster, make backup copies to save space on your computer, and share files offline with others, who also have this app installed, without using data . Allows you to send images, videos, large files or APKs of apps with a speed of up to 480 Mbps in a direct and encrypted WiFi network.

Send Anywhere

Send Anywhere allows you to share files via WiFi direct
Send Anywhere allows you to share files via WiFi direct

Transfer any type of file, such as photos, videos and documents, without altering the original, and without using mobile data. The limit is 20GB. It is shared through wifidirect, which is a protocol that allows direct connection between devices without having to connect to a mobile phone network or Wi-Fi. This protocol is the one behind services like Google’s Chromecast or Apple’s AirPlay and works as an alternative to Bluetooth.

Transfer Now

TransferNow allows you to share files up to 5 GB at no cost
TransferNow allows you to share files up to 5 GB at no cost

It allows you to send large files by email or create a link to share from any device such as smartphone, computer or tablet. It is accessed from the browser and like other tools it simply requires the file and the recipient to be uploaded. The free version allows you to share files up to 5 GB and pay, up to 50 GB.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp extended the limit of files that can be sent through the platform (EFE/EPA/IAN LANGSDON/File)
WhatsApp extended the limit of files that can be sent through the platform (EFE/EPA/IAN LANGSDON/File)

WhatsApp recently increased the current limit on the size of files that can be sent via WhatsApp 100MB to 2GB. It should be noted that this extension of the limit up to 2 GB is specifically for documents but not for multimedia files. In this case, the photos, videos and voice messages, the maximum allowed size of 16 MB. On most devices this equates to between 90 seconds and 3 minutes of video, although the length will depend a lot on the quality.

Telegram

Telegram allows you to share files simply by dragging the content to the chat in question (photo: Business Insider Mexico)
Telegram allows you to share files simply by dragging the content to the chat in question (photo: Business Insider Mexico)

The courier service Telegram allows you to send media and files of any type up to 2GB each. The process is as simple as in WhatsApp: just add or drag the content to the chat in question and in a short time the material will be transferred.

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