File transfer website WeTransfer banned in India

The Indian Department of Telecommunications has banned the popular file transfer website WeTransfer in India citing national interest and public interest. According to a report, the Department of Telecommunications, in a directive given on May 18, has asked the telecom operators and Internet service providers (ISPs) to ban three website Uniform Resource Locators (URLs).

One of them is the WeTransfer website. Two more banned URLs are also specific pages of WeTransfer. There is no information about what the content of this link was and why this entire website has been banned.

WeTransfer is banned when a number of companies and educational institutions are using WeTransfer’s services to transfer large-size files and data during the working form home in lockdown due to the Corona virus.

Founded in the year 2009, WeTransfer has 50 million users worldwide. During the lockdown, there has been a tremendous increase in its users in India. This website allows the user to send up to 2GB long files for free and there is no need to create a separate account for this.

Premium users of WeTransfer can send up to 20GB of files through this site and they also get 1TB of storage space. Normally, a website is banned when it is used for any illegal activity or because it promotes pornography or poses a threat to national security.

While answering questions related to this news on Twitter, WeTransfer has said that she has received information about being partially banned in India and is trying to get more information about it. The WeTransfer website has advised its users to use virtual private network (VPN) to use this service.

Meanwhile, some users have been able to use this website without VPN in any way. Significantly, there are many more such apps and websites that we can use as an option of WeTransfer. The list of these websites and apps include DropBox, Google Drive etc., from which we can send files of large size.