WeTransfer and Mozilla partner to integrate file-sharing app into Firefox
WeTransfer / Mozilla integration makes it easy to share big files straight from
Mozilla products, and symbolizes the companies’ shared values
WeTransfer today announces its third party integration with Mozilla. WeTransfer’s collaboration with Mozilla allows users to effortlessly share large files in and out of most of Mozilla products, like the Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email client.
Mozilla (stylized as moz://a) is an open source software community founded in 1998. The community uses, develops, spreads and supports Mozilla products, thereby promoting exclusively free software and open standards.
Travis Brown, WeTransfer VP of Business Development, commented: “We’re thrilled to debut this collaboration with Mozilla. They set a standard in corporate responsibility and in the move towards a better and more healthy internet.We admire and respect them for it, and we’re proud to hold true to the same values at WeTransfer.”
WeTransfer’s founding principle is to make the sharing and transfer of ideas easier and simpler. This partnership is an extension of that, and will integrate the company’s simplicity and file sharing capabilities for millions of Mozilla-product users while continuing to protect users privacy, a value inherent to both companies. Mozilla and WeTransfer work tirelessly to make sure the internet and digitization is accessible for all, and at the same time work easier, simpler, and more efficient. With the WeTransfer integration with Mozilla, it will be easier than ever to share ideas within and outside of workplaces.
The WeTransfer / Mozilla Firefox app is now available in beta.
WeTransfer makes tools to move ideas. Founded in 2009 in Amsterdam as a simple, well-designed file sharing service for the creative community, WeTransfer has grown to include tools that scale across the creative spectrum, including editorial platform WePresent (with 2M monthly readers), mobile app 'Collect by WeTransfer' (with 4M monthly users), quick slide-making tool Paste™ (with 40,000 active teams), immersive sketching tool Paper® (with more than 25M downloads), and the original web platform with 50M monthly users and over a billion files sent each month.
From the beginning, WeTransfer has prioritized bringing “offline” values - trust, transparency, and ethics - online. This means having a responsible data policy and tools that don’t distract people from their creative flow. WeTransfer has pioneered a new means of online advertising, resulting in the platform’s full-page wallpapers, designed by our award-winning in-house creative studio. Advertisers include industry-leading brands like Apple, Saint Laurent, Google, Balenciaga, Samsung, Netflix, Adidas, and Squarespace.
Since its founding, WeTransfer has proudly supported the creative communities and given up to 30% of advertising space to support the arts, donating over 5 billion impressions in 2017. Through our ongoing advertising grant program and content platform, WePresent, we have partnered with hundreds of groundbreaking artists and organizations, including Björk, King Krule, FKA twigs, Ryan McGinley, Ami Vitale, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the UN Development Program, the World Wildlife Foundation and the Prince Estate. In 2016, WeTransfer launched the world’s first free Masters of the Arts in design thinking with the University of the Underground and Worldwide FM, the global radio station run by legendary BBC DJ Gilles Peterson.
Following a $25 million investment from Highland Europe in 2015, WeTransfer opened a US office in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, to add to the Amsterdam headquarters. In 2018, WeTransfer acquired popular creative apps Paper® and Paste™ and expanded its US presence to Seattle and New York City.