How to Personalize Your WeTransfer Plus Account

By James T. Cains

WeTransfer Plus gives you some additional features over the basic and free WeTransfer service, such as the ability to send up to 10GB of files, instead of just 2GB. Also, you have an account — the free service doesn’t use accounts — which you can personalize. To access your WeTransfer Plus account, follow these steps:

  1. Open a Web browser and go to www.wetransfer.com.

  2. On the left side of the Send Up to 2GB dialogue box, click the Plus tab.

  3. Click Login to Plus.

  4. Type in the e-mail address and password you registered with, and then click Sign In.

  5. After you’re logged in to your account, click the Plus tab to the left of the Send Up to 10GB dialogue box.

  6. You see a dashboard listing your transfers, address book, account link, and info. Click Account.

  7. Click Edit Your Account (see Figure 1).

    Figure 1: Your WeTransfer dashboard.

    Figure 1: Your WeTransfer dashboard.

A Web page opens showing your options for editing your Plus account. Here’s what you can do:

  • Account: On the Account tab, you can change your name, e-mail address, and account password.

  • Personalization: On the Personalization tab, you can name your channel (that is, your personalized wetransfer.com URL) and add up to three wallpapers, which your transfer recipients see when they visit your wetransfer.com URL. WeTransfer warns you that, after you set your channel name, you can’t change it, so be sure of what you want to call it.

  • Avatar: You can add a photo of yourself, which will appear in the e-mail that is sent to your transfer recipients.

  • Social: You can connect your Facebook and Twitter accounts, so that your transfers are shared automatically with your friends and followers.

  • Mobile App: You can connect your WeTransfer Plus account to the WeTransfer app on your mobile device.

Using custom wallpapers on your channel is a great way to promote something, because you have a captive audience while your transfer recipients are downloading files or using your wetransfer.com site to send their own files. For example, photographers can display their work as a rotating mini-gallery. You can even set the wallpapers to go to another Web site when clicked, such as your online portfolio.