Wire messaging app now lets you share any type of file with end-to-end encryption

Wire messaging app now lets you share any type of file with end-to-end encryption

Wire, a minimalist messaging app created by old Skype team members, is rolling out encrypted file sharing to all its users.

The update follows the app’s adoption of encrypted messaging; Wire was was the first major messaging platform to roll out end-to-end encryped messages for all of its users. WhatsApp followed a few weeks later.

Now the company claims it’s the first to roll out encryped file-sharing for any file extension- PDFs, PowerPoints, APKs, whatever. Previously you could only share images natively.

The file transfers work in groups of up 128 participants. On desktop you can share any file on your comptuer, while on mobile you can attach both locally stored files or items stored on cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox or iCloud.

In a smaller update for Android users, you can also now reply to messages directly from push notifications.

The update is rolling out to OS X, Windows, AndroidiOS and the Web today. The company isn’t done though: embedding shared video files into conversations is next.

 

 

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Secure file sharing now in Wire on Wire [Medium]

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