There are two methods of transferring with WeTransfer. This article is going to list the main differences between them, but regardless of which method you choose, your stuff will get from A to B in the smoothest and most hassle-free way possible.
Up first, we’ve got email transfers. Type in your email address, and the address of your recipient, add your files or folders, compose an optional message, click ‘Transfer’, verify your email address, and boom - your transfer is being uploaded, with the rest of the process being taken care of by us. Once your transfer has safely reached our upload servers, you’ll get a confirmation email to let you know, and your recipient will get a lovely download email with a link to your transfer.
Once your email recipients have downloaded your transfer, you’ll also receive an email confirming this.
Back in the day, in the early-early-early days of WeTransfer, transferring via email was your only option. Then, a few years later, we added the ability to transfer your files via a link transfer, too.
With link transfers, you’ll still upload your files to our upload servers, but instead of us sending emails to your recipients, you’ll be presented with a unique, shareable link, which you can copy from our website and pass it along to your recipient(s) in whatever way you’d like. However, since you don't enter any email addresses with a link transfer, it's up to you to make sure you correctly send the link after we've uploaded it. We can't get links back for you, nor can we send you or your recipient any confirmation emails since... well, y'know... no email addresses!
To switch between transfer options, click on the ellipsis icon (...) in the bottom-left corner of your transfer window, and select the transferring option you want to use.
To switch between transfer options, click on the Share button and select the transferring option you want to use.