Secure File Transfer
Peer-to-peer file-transfer is available during Coms
voice / video calls, because that's when the P2P data channel is open and files can be sent directly, bypassing the webserver. Using https://, the data channel connection is end-to-end-encrypted and lightening fast.
You can also transfer images in Coms
messenger when not in a video call. These transfers are slower because they go via the webserver.
: The data contained in a file transfer is not
stored on your device, to conserve storage space. Files should be downloaded to your downloads folder - by clicking the file-icon which arrives in your message dialogue - before switching to a different message stream or closing the app. Images transferred in a message session are
stored in your browser's storage cache.
To select a file or image: Click FILE
at bottom left.
Browse and select your file - it appears in your text-box just like any other message.
to transfer the file.
Remember, though, files can contain something other than they claim, so download only files from partners you trust, and by-all-means scan them before opening.
Maximum file size is about 1mb ( 1024 * 1024 ), and varies from browser to browser.