India asks internet service providers to block WeTransfer file-sharing website


Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has ordered its internet service providers (ISPs) to block popular file-sharing website WeTransfer in India at a time when hundreds of millions of people work from home.

Popular file-sharing app WeTransfer was banned in India

WeTransfer banned in India
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WeTransfer a popular file sharing website block in India over ‘national security’, WeTransfer allows users to upload files of up to 2GB and share them on the web using a URL.

A partial block is already in place. The order was issued in the “interest of national security or public interest”.

The order has been issued under Licence Condition No. 7.12 of Chapter IX of the licence agreement, that states “In the interest of national security or public interest, the licensee shall block internet sites/uniform resource locators (URLs)/uniform resource identifiers (URIs) and/or individual subscribers, as identified and directed by the licensor from time to time.”

“At this moment in time, WeTransfer seems to be blocked and unavailable in India,” WeTransfer said in a blog post.

“We are working hard to understand the reasoning behind this block, as well as how to get it reverted as soon as possible.”

Why WeTransfer Not Working?

Your WeTrasfer is not working then you Aren’t Alone. WeTransfer free file transfer service has been banned in India.

Know About WeTransfer

WeTransfer is a Dutch internet-based computer file transfer service Headquarter in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The company was founded by Bas Beerens, Rinke Visser and Nalden. The core service is free, with more features available for premium accounts. WeTransfer is the simplest way to send your files around the world. Share large files up to 2GB for free.

Most Secure Alternatives of WeTransfer for File sharing Website in India

Google Drive

The most secure and easy way to transfer heavy files over emails is by using Google Drive. If you have a Gmail account, you already have access to Google Drive with 15GB storage.


Dropbox is one of the popular file-sharing apps, it is in fact a better alternative to the WeTransfer app. Aside from the paid plans, users can get 2GB free storage space with Dropbox Basic that is free to use.


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