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KPN has started a test with a service that has to compete directly with the Dutch WeTransfer. This concerns Secure File Transfer, which allows users to send large files in encrypted form free of charge.

With KPN Secure File Transfer it is possible to send files of up to 4GB to another person. In addition, the files are encrypted with end-to-end encryption based on AES-gcm, Tweakers knows. All files are encrypted with sha-256. It is also possible to protect downloads with a password.

After uploading the files, users are given a URL that they can share with others. It is also possible to share the files via a QR code. Users can choose how long the data can be downloaded. KPN recommends that the URL or QR code should not be shared with others via e-mail, but via a privacy-friendly service such as Signal.

Secure File Transfer is still in beta at the moment. KPN informs both NU.nl and Tweakers that it is a test version. That version is “not yet designed for large-scale use”.


As mentioned before, Secure File Transfer has many agreements with WeTransfer, which was founded by two Dutch people in 2009. However, there are differences. For example, WeTransfer allows users to send up to 2GB of files via an e-mail containing a URL.

The platform now has more than 40 million active users, according to its own estimates. More than a billion files are shared every month. WeTransfer has also set up integrations with Chrome, Slack and Sketch, and now also has its own mobile app. That app had four months after its launch 3 million users on iOS.

The service also has a Pro version, which allows users to send up to 20GB of files and store up to 100GB of data. It is also possible to choose your own background image, personalise e-mails and personalise a profile.

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