11 OCTOBER 2017

WeTransfer partners with Giphy

New interactive wallpaper featuring 'Megabyte the Monster' made in collaboration with Giphy can now be found on WeTransfer

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As a result of a new partnership with Giphy, the first and largest search engine for GIF files, WeTransfer can now present a new interactive wallpaper on WeTransfer.com and a set of GIFs on Giphy.com

Giphy is home to thousands of artists whose work is displayed to an audience of hundreds of millions of people every day, and their shared dedication to supporting creatives makes Giphy a great partner for WeTransfer.

The new wallpaper features the 'Megabyte the Monster' -a friendly monster created by WeTransfer's in-house design team - asking you "How are you doing today?"

Friendly monster illustrations have been around our platforms since 2015, and the wallpaper follows up on a sticker pack for iMessage launched earlier this year.

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Since day one, WeTransfer has proudly supported the creative communities by giving away up to 30% of the advertising space to showcase projects we love. Creative partnerships have been launched with some of the world's most interesting individuals and organizations, including Björk, Trevor Noah, Ryan McGinley, Moby, FKA twigs, alt-J, McSweeney's, World Press Photo, The Royal Academy of Arts, WWF and the Ace Hotel Group. On our content platform WePresent, we tell unexpected stories about creative minds from around the world. WeTransfer also supports tomorrow’s creative leaders by offering free premium accounts to all arts students in the United States.

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