If we may say, WeTransfer has proved to be the most popular mode of sending across those heavy work files, that otherwise seemed to take ages to go through. However, you may have noticed off late, that this Dutch-internet based computer file transfer service takes ages to load. If you’ve been overlooking it as there being an issue with your computer, you’re in for a shock. The site has been banned!
What is the hype about?
Corporate professionals will certainly get what the big deal is. If you are familiar with the language of gigabytes or even if you’re an amateur who refers to it as “heavy files”, WeTransfer deserves the credit for making life a whole lot easier. The cloud-based online platform enabled the transfer of files upto 2 GB, in a well phased manner. To give you clarity on how this works, you simply had to open the Wetransfer site, and upload your files. You’d then be given a link and voila! You could share the link with a number of your contacts, via email. So simple, right? If you haven’t had the pleasure of trying this platform, it’s too late now.
WeTransfer gets banned!
At a time when the whole country is slogging from the confines of home, and sending across files is a nightmare to be reckoned with on a daily basis, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) passed an order to ban the platform on May 18. While everyone seems to be speculating about the possible reasons of ban, many citing that this was due to the widespread sharing of porn or pirated content, the clause laid out by the DoT, says the ban is in “the interest of national security or public interest”.
The company responded on social media saying, “We have received reports that WeTransfer is being blocked in India. Our team is currently investigating the issue. We hope to have more details soon. In the meantime, the best work around is to use a VPN service to access our site.”
WeTransfer has been banned and just cuz your go-to cloud-based sharing isn’t allowing you to do so anymore, doesn’t mean you’re handicapped! There are other alternatives that could try out. Well, we can’t guarantee a little frustration and difficulty, but they certainly will serve your purpose.
If you’ve got a google account, then you’ve earned yourself a 15 GB storage! So go ahead and share some files, by email. The process is relatively simple and involves you uploading your files on your drive. You can then request for a shareable link, and what’s more, even enable the other person to edit the file or (if you don’t want any interference!) just view it.
The process being relatively similar to that of sharing files via WeTransfer, Smash is another platform to share stuff. You can password protect your files, without the hassle of having an account linked to it.
If you’ve gotten yourself a dropbox premium account, the storage will insanely expand to 3TB! A free storage of 2 GB is provided, if you require just the basic file space.
Until WeTransfer can get back in the business, these are your options. So keep sharing and remember, there’s never a file too big!