WeTransfer debuts new mobile app to boost productivity
Simplicity and ease of use remains at the heart of WeTransfer
SummaryWeTransfer extends their simple and easy to use desktop platform to mobile with the debut of a new app for iOS devices designed to boost productivity by giving users a simple way to transfer up to 10GB of high-res photos and videos
WeTransfer, the file-transfer service, has today announced the launch of a file-transfer app specifically designed to send imagery or videos. The app, which will initially be available on iOS devices, is the next step in creating a WeTransfer ecosystem, which will give users a simple way to transfer multiple high-res photos and videos wherever they are, without lengthy or costly sign-up processes. Additionally, the app removes the need for wires or syncing to a laptop or desktop.
The WeTransfer app will enable users to send as many images and videos as they like with as few clicks as possible, making use of multiple navigational gestures. The app allows users to send up to 10GB of images and videos from their smartphones by gaining access to the user’s camera roll. Additionally, users will be able to make use of 3G and 4G networks as well as Wi-Fi to transfer their photos and videos for free.
If a user wishes to cancel or pause a transfer they can now do so at any time and resume it when convenient to provide greater control. To send videos and photos, users will also have the ability to use their device’s address book for easy e-mail address selection.
Other features of the WeTransfer app allow users to:
- Instantly send multiple images by selecting the first image and double tapping on the last to select all the items in between
- Have greater transfer control by receiving notifications to highlight a switch from Wi-Fi to 3G or 4G
- Find images quickly by swiping with two fingers to jump between months
- Skip to the last image in the folder by swiping with three fingers
- Preview an image or video by tapping and holding it down
- Pause and resume transfers to fit into your schedule
The app will also feature WeTransfer’s iconic background imagery designed specifically to fit smartphone screens, mirroring the online version.
In addition to features available to everyone, ‘Plus’ account holders will also be able to store their transfers in their 50GB cloud storage, which they can later access via the web version of the service.
The new WeTransfer app is available to download for free here www.wetransfer.com/mobile and is currently available for use on iOS devices.
"“There’s been a lot of demand from our 20 million active monthly users to be able to send high res photos and videos from their mobile phones in a similar fashion to the web version. However, until now the technology to enable a smooth service was limited. The arrival of 4G and increasing coverage across the globe gave us the opportunity to work on a product that could offer the same service our users would expect from the online version. Aesthetics, simplicity and high quality imagery continue to be at the heart of WeTransfer, which is mirrored by our advertising model online and, now, in the app. With the app, users can continue to transfer photos and videos straight away with a few taps and view great imagery while doing so. Our continued growth reflects the success of this business mentality and the demand for high quality aesthetics.”" CEO and Founder of WeTransfer, Bas Beerens said:
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.