How to Set Up a WeTransfer Plus Account

By James T. Cains

The free WeTransfer is fine for sending most files. But if you need to send extra-large files or need to secure your transfers with a password, then you may want to invest in WeTransfer Plus. The upgrade isn’t free; it’ll cost you $10 per month. When you pay, though, you have to pay for the entire first year — $120.

Here are the additional features you get with a Plus account:

  • You can send up to 10GB per transfer, as opposed to 2GB.

  • You can password protect your transfers.

  • You can store up to 50GB of data online, and your files stay online for four weeks, instead of seven days. You can store them longer by changing the expiration date.

  • You can send your files to as many as 100 e-mail addresses per transfer, as opposed to 20.

  • You can share via Facebook and Twitter.

  • You get your own WeTransfer channel, which includes a personalized URL (myname.wetransfer.com) and the ability to customize your channel with up to three wallpapers.

Here’s how to set up a WeTransfer Plus account:

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

  2. WeTransfer bombards you with promotions for WeTransfer Plus, so you shouldn’t have any problem finding a Get Plus button to click. After you click the Get Plus button, you see a page outlining the features of Plus.

  3. Click Get WeTransfer Plus. The page scrolls down to the sign-up form at the bottom.

  4. Fill in your information.

  5. Click the I Agree with the Terms of Service radio button.

  6. Click Complete Your Order to go to the payment screen.

  7. Choose your method of payment: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, or PayPal.

  8. Fill in your payment details and click Continue to review your payment information.

  9. Make sure your payment information is correct and click Pay.

Keep in mind that you’re purchasing a year’s worth of the service for $120.

After your payment processes, you’ll be automatically logged in to your account. From here, you can begin transferring files with the advanced features of Plus, or you can set up your channel.

WeTransfer doesn’t offer a trial plan for Plus; you have to sign up with payment to begin using it. However, WeTransfer does offer a 30-day money back guarantee. So if you don’t like WeTransfer for some reason, you can contact them to cancel and get a refund within the first 30 days.