When it comes to sharing files that are already a bit more than the average small videos or groups of photos, the task becomes more complicated because it is not exactly something we can do with an email or through WhatsApp, Telegram or other messaging apps.
If you want to transfer files of several gigabytes or more and for free, you have a few options, and few will be as simple and efficient as Wormhole. All you need is your browser, copy a link and do not exceed 10GB.
Wormhole is very easy to use, just drag the file you want to send to the app window and share the link with the person who is going to download it. They also have an app for Windows, if you prefer that option.
You can share the link even before the upload and encryption is finished, and you can also preview the files during the process. It is important to note a couple of things: if the files are 5 GB or less, they will spend 24 hours on Wormhole’s servers: they are uploaded to them and downloaded from there.
On the other hand, if the files are larger than 5 GB up to 10 GB, Wormhole uses a P2P connection, so the files are not uploaded to its servers but are transmitted directly from your computer to the downloading user’s computer.
This means that, on the one hand, you will have to keep the Wormhole window open until the user can download the file you are transmitting, and, on the other hand, with this method the transfer speeds will necessarily be much slower.
Either way, Wormhole is an interesting alternative. It is free and has a much higher limit than options like WeTransfer, for example.