Create a Send

Category: Bitwarden Send
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    Creation of file Sends is available for Premium users, including members of a Paid Organization (Families, Teams, or Enterprise). Free users may still create text Sends.

    Sends can be created and edited from the Web Vault or any Bitwarden client application. Choose the Bitwarden application you want to Send from to get started:

    Send from the Web Vault

    Complete the following steps to create a new Send from the Bitwarden Web Vault:

    1. Select Send from the top navigation bar.

      This view will list all Sends that haven’t reached their deletion date. Like the My Vault view, you can filter your Sends by selecting one of the available Types.

    2. To start creating a new Send, select the Create New Send button:

      Send View in the Web Vault
      Send View in the Web Vault
    3. On the Create New Send dialog, specify the following to create the contents of your Send:

      • What type of Send is this?: Specify whether this Send will be Text or a File:

        Text Type or paste the desired text into the input box. Toggle the When accessing the Send, hide the text by default option to require recipients to toggle visibility when they open a Send.
        File Select the Choose File button and browse for the file to send. The maximum file size per Send is 500 MB (100 MB on Mobile). (Requires Premium & Verified Email)
      • Name: Specify an identifiable, meaningful name for this Send.

        By default, a Send will be scheduled for deletion 7 days from its creation. You may configure this and other options using the Options menu (see Step 4), otherwise select Save to finish creating your Send.

    4. Select the Options menu to configure the following options as desired:

      Deletion Date The Send will be permanently deleted on the specified date and time. By default, 7 days from creation. The maximum allowed value is 31 days from creation.
      Expiration Date The Send will expire on the specified date and time. By default, Never.
      Maximum Access Count The Send will be disabled after the specified access count is reached. By default, unspecified.
      Password Require a password to be entered by recipients of this Send in order to gain access.
      Notes Enter private notes for this Send, which will only be visible to the Sender.
      Hide my email address from recipients Hide your email from Send recipients.
      Disable this send so that no one can access it Check this box to prevent this Send from being accessible to any recipients. You will still be able to interact this Send from your Send view.
      Tip

      The rest of this article covers copying a Send link to your clipboard, but you can do that automatically by checking the Copy the link to share this Send to my clipboard upon save option before you click Save.

      Once you’re happy with the configuration of your Send, select the Save button to finish.

    Once your Send is created, use the hover-over gear dropdown and select the Copy Send link button to copy the generated link to your clipboard:

    Copy a Send link
    Copy a Send link

    Once copied, share your Send link with intended recipients however you prefer. Sends are end-to-end encrypted, so you don’t need to worry about exposing any Send data to whatever intermediary communications services you use.

    Send from a Browser Extension

    Complete the following steps to create a new Send from a Bitwarden Browser Extension:

    1. Select the Send tab located at the bottom of your Browser Extension.

      This view will list all Sends that haven’t reached their deletion date. Like the My Vault view, you can filter your Sends by selecting one of the available Types.

    2. To start creating a new Send, select the Add icon:

      Send View in a Browser Extension
      Send View in a Browser Extension
    3. On the Add Send view, specify the following to create the contents of your Send:

      • Name: Specify an identifiable, meaningful name for this Send.
      • Type: Specify whether this Send will be Text or a File:

        Text Type or paste the desired text into the input box. Toggle the When accessing the Send, hide the text by default option to require recipients to toggle visibility when they open a Send.
        File Select the Choose File button and browse for the file to send. The maximum file size per Send is 500 MB (100 MB on Mobile). (Requires Premium & Verified Email)

        If you’re using Firefox or Safari, you’ll need to popout () the Browser Extension in order to browse for the file to send.

      By default, a Send will be scheduled for deletion 7 days from its creation. You may configure this and other options using the Options menu (see Step 4), otherwise select Save to finish creating your Send.

    4. Select the Options menu to configure the following options as desired:

      Deletion Date The Send will be permanently deleted on the specified date and time. By default, 7 days from creation. The maximum allowed value is 31 days from creation.
      Expiration Date The Send will expire on the specified date and time. By default, Never.
      Maximum Access Count The Send will be disabled after the specified access count is reached. By default, unspecified.
      Password Require a password to be entered by recipients of this Send in order to gain access.
      Notes Enter private notes for this Send, which will only be visible to the Sender.
      Hide my email address from recipients Hide your email from Send recipients.
      Disable this send so that no one can access it Check this box to prevent this Send from being accessible to any recipients. You will still be able to interact this Send from your Send view.
      Tip

      The rest of this article covers copying a Send link to your clipboard, but you can do that automatically by checking the Copy the link to share this Send to my clipboard upon save option before you click Save.

      Once you’re happy with the configuration of your Send, select the Save button to finish.

    Once your Send is created, select the Copy Link icon to copy the generated link to your clipboard:

    Copy a Send link
    Copy a Send link

    Once copied, share your Send link with intended recipients however you prefer. Sends are end-to-end encrypted, so you don’t need to worry about exposing any Send data to whatever intermediary communications services you use.

    Send from a Desktop App

    Complete the following steps to create a new Send from a Bitwarden Desktop App:

    1. Select the Send tab located at the bottom of the left-most column in your Desktop App.

      The center column will list all Sends that haven’t reached their deletion date. Like the My Vault view, you can filter your Sends by selecting one of the available Types from the left-most column.

    2. To start creating a new Send, select the Add icon in at the bottom of the center column.

      Send view in a Desktop App
      Send view in a Desktop App
    3. In the right-most column, specify the following to create the contents of your Send:

      • Name: Specify an identifiable, meaningful name for this Send.
      • Type: Specify whether this Send will be Text or a File:

        Text Type or paste the desired text into the input box. Toggle the When accessing the send, hide text by default option to require recipients to toggle visibility when they open a Send.
        File Select the Choose File button and browse for the file to send. The maximum file size per Send is 500 MB (100 MB on Mobile). (Requires Premium & Verified Email)

        By default, a Send will be scheduled for deletion 7 days from its creation. You may configure this and other options using the Options menu (see Step 4), otherwise select Save to finish creating your Send.

    4. Select the Options menu to configure the following options as desired:

      Deletion Date The Send will be permanently deleted on the specified date and time. By default, 7 days from creation. The maximum allowed value is 31 days from creation.
      Expiration Date The Send will expire on the specified date and time. By default, Never.
      Maximum Access Count The Send will be disabled after the specified access count is reached. By default, unspecified.
      Password Require a password to be entered by recipients of this Send in order to gain access.
      Notes Enter private notes for this Send, which will only be visible to the Sender.
      Hide my email address from recipients Hide your email from Send recipients.
      Disable this send so that no one can access it Check this box to prevent this Send from being accessible to any recipients. You will still be able to interact this Send from your Send view.
      Tip

      The rest of this article covers copying a Send link to your clipboard, but you can do that automatically by checking the Copy the link to share this Send to my clipboard upon save option before you click Save.

      Once you’re happy with the configuration of your Send, select the Save button to finish.

    Once your Send is created, select the Copy Link button to copy the generated link to your clipboard:

    Copy a Send link
    Copy a Send link

    Once copied, share your Send link with intended recipients however you prefer. Sends are end-to-end encrypted, so you don’t need to worry about exposing any Send data to whatever intermediary communications services you use.

    Send from a Mobile App

    Complete the following steps to create a new Send from Bitwarden Mobile App:

    1. Tap the Send tab located at the bottom of your screen.

      This view will list all Sends that haven’t reached their deletion date. Like the My Vault view, you can filter your Sends by tapping one of the available Types.

    2. To start creating a new Send, tap the Add icon:

      Send View on iOS and Android
      Send View on iOS and Android
    3. On the Add Send view, specify the following to create the contents of your Send:

      • Type: Specify whether this Send will be Text or a File:

        Text Type or paste the desired text into the input box. Toggle the When accessing the Send, hide the text by default option to require recipients to toggle visibility when they open a Send.
        File Tap the Choose File button and browse for the file to send. The maximum file size per Send is 100 MB (500 MB on other clients). (Requires Premium & Verified Email)
      • Name: Specify an identifiable, meaningful name for this Send.

        By default, a Send will be scheduled for deletion 7 days from its creation. You may configure this and other options using the Options menu (see Step 4), otherwise tap Save to finish creating your Send.

    4. Tap the Options menu to configure the following options as desired:

      Deletion Date The Send will be permanently deleted on the specified date and time. By default, 7 days from creation. The maximum allowed value is 31 days from creation.
      Expiration Date The Send will expire on the specified date and time. By default, Never.
      Maximum Access Count The Send will be disabled after the specified access count is reached. By default, unspecified.
      Password Require a password to be entered by recipients of this Send in order to gain access.
      Notes Enter private notes for this Send, which will only be visible to the Sender.
      Hide my email address from recipients Hide your email from Send recipients.
      Disable this send so that no one can access it Check this box to prevent this Send from being accessible to any recipients. You will still be able to interact this Send from your Send view.
      Tip

      Toggling the Share upon save option before you tap Save will open the share menu on your device so you can quickly share your Send link.

      Once you’re happy with the configuration of your Send, tap the Save button to finish.

    Once your Send is created, tap the menu icon ( or ) and tap the Share Link option:

    Copy a Send link
    Copy a Send link

    Share your Send link with intended recipients however you prefer. Sends are end-to-end encrypted, so you don’t need to worry about exposing any Send data to whatever intermediary communications services you use.

    Send from the CLI

    The following are sample commands to help you get started using Send from the CLI.

    To create a simple text Send with a deletion date set to 14 days from creation:

    bw send -n "My Text Send" -d 14 "My first secret message."
    

    To create a simple file Send with a deletion date set to 14 days from creation:

    bw send -n "My File Send" - d 14 -f /Users/myaccount/Documents/my_file.pdf
    

    The Bitwarden CLI is a fully-featured and powerful tool. We recommend reading the Send from CLI article to learn more.