WeTransfer launches Android app
Simplicity and ease of use remains at the heart of WeTransfer on Android
SummaryWeTransfer’s free file-transfer app comes to Android today, enabling people to share multiple files from their Android devices with ease.
The app’s functionality takes a lead from WeTransfer’s iOS app launched earlier this year, but also debuts a number of Android-only functions. As well as letting people share up to 10GB of multiple images and videos from their device, the Android app allows users to send pretty much any file from within the operating system through the file transfer functionality.
This incredibly versatile app includes a wide range of key features, including:
- Send any file: Android users will be able to use the “share” button anywhere in the OS to send the selected file(s);
- Transfer pause/resume: If a user wishes to pause a transfer they can do so at any time and resume it when convenient to provide greater control; and
- Contacts access: To send videos and photos, people will also have the ability to use their device’s address book for easy e-mail address selection.
Additional app features include:
- Instantly send multiple images by selecting the first image and double tapping on the last to select all the items in between
- Preview an image or video by tapping and holding it down
- 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
- Transfer up to 10GB at a time for free
- Have greater transfer control by receiving notifications highlighting a switch from Wi-Fi to 3G or 4G
- Log in to your Plus account by holding down the WeTransfer logo
In typical WeTransfer fashion, there is also no sign-up process to send files. Simplicity of use, and aesthetics of the user-experience continues to be central to WeTransfer’s philosophy.
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.
"We want to make it as easy as possible for people to send multiple photos or videos to each other from their phones or tablets. Say you go on holiday with friends, head to a festival or a great party, and you all take a whole load of photos. Now you can instantly share these moments whenever you want, without losing the quality of the images, straight from your phone via WeTransfer, to the ones you shared these moments with. We’re making it as easy for people to send content they’ve created on their mobiles as it is via our website. And we’re making it a beautiful experience too. Already on iOS and now, on Android too. " Adriaan Trouwee, Head of Mobile at WeTransfer
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.