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Citing the public interest and national security, the Indian Department of Telecommunications (DOT) has banned the popular file-sharing app ‘WeTransfer‘.

According to the sources, the DOT has issued a notice to all the internet service providers across the country to ban the WeTransfer website.

WeTransfer is one of the most used file-sharing platforms that allows users to share files of any format. The user can transfer files in size up to 2 GB of almost all formats under the free version. However, under the paid version, users can share files up to 20 GB in one go.

The file-sharing platform gained massive popularity in India during the ongoing lockdown.

However, there is no need to panic as there are some alternatives to WeTransfer:

1) Smash

Smash is almost similar to WeTransfer and you can transfer files without creating an account. The platform is easy to use, as you can simply drag and drop your files and send it across.

2) Hightail

Hightail is more suitable for sharing files that are not very large in size. It has a storage limit of 2 GB and You can transfer files up to 100 MB in size. However, the user has to create an account to avail the services.

3) Dropbox

Dropbox is another good alternative to WeTransfer, where users can transfer files by entering the recipient’s email address. The user can avail free 2GB storage space but can use up to 2TB or 3TB with the plus and premium package.

4) Google Drive

Google Drive is the most secure and easy method to transfer large files over emails. Once you upload the file you want to transfer, you can generate a link of the same and share it with the recipient over the mail.

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Posted by IndianEra, 02/06/2020