How does Infinit work?

Infinit has 2 main features - transfers and links.

Transfers are point-to-point, meaning that files are exchanged directly from a sender to aa recipient. This type of transfer can only be downloaded once because the file is not saved in the cloud.

Infinit uses an in-house, peer-to-peer protocol that connects a sender and a recipient directly, using the shortest path possible. If the two devices are on the same WiFi network, for example, transfers are much faster than if the two individuals were located across the world. When a file is sent, it is chopped into small chunks on the sender's device. Each chunk is encrypted individually with a key known only to the sender and recipient (more about encryption). The encrypted chunks are then sent to the recipient's device. If the recipient is offline, the transfer is temporarily uploaded to the cloud until the recipient comes online.

Links are much simpler. A link offers direct access to a file, group of files or folders that have been uploaded to the cloud. Links are valid permanently and must be deleted manually in order to be removed. Learn more about links.

General Questions

  1. What platforms do you support?
  2. How can Infinit be free and unlimited? And will it stay free?
  3. What happens if I send to someone who is offline?
  4. Can I send files to someone that doesn’t have Infinit installed?
  5. How secure are links?
  6. Can you provide details about your peer-to-peer encryption mechanism?
  7. Can I configure a manual proxy?
  8. How do I connect my contacts to Infinit?
  9. Where do the files go after they’ve been downloaded?
  10. How do I send files and folders?
  11. Can I send files and folders to myself?
  12. How do I receive files?
  13. How do I change my password?
  14. How do I add, remove and manage devices linked to my account?
  15. Will disconnecting from the Internet stop my transfers?
  16. Why do my links not appear in the mobile app?
  17. How do I unsubscribe from emails?
  18. How can I delete my account?
  19. Can I use several email addresses on the same account?
  20. What happens when I send a transfer to an email address?
  21. How does Infinit work?
  22. How long are files available?
  23. How do I delete links?
  24. How many recipients can I add to a transfer?
  25. What are favorites and how do they work?
  26. What is a code and how do I use it?
  27. What happens when I send to a phone number?
  28. How do I pause transfers?
  29. How does Infinit use WiFi and 3G/4G data plans?
  30. What do icons mean in Infinit's mobile apps?
  31. How can I share files that don't appear in Infinit?
  32. How do I set the download folder?
  33. Why are my transfers slow?
  34. Can Infinit auto-upload screenshots?
  35. Where can I download Infinit's apps?
  36. What is your favorite beer?
  37. How do I receive files from someone else?
  38. How do I use Infinit on more than one device?
  39. How do I receive files from myself?
  40. What are the limits of Infinit's free plan?
  41. How do I invite contacts to Infinit?
  42. How do I get my files?

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