Bitwarden Send is now available to all users

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 12, 2021
Updated • Mar 12, 2021

The makers of the password manager Bitwarden unveiled Bitwarden Send today. Bitwarden Send is a secure text and file sharing feature that is available in all Bitwarden clients, the web vault, browser extensions and the command line interface.

The feature is available for all users, but some functionality is reserved to users with premium subscriptions only.

Bitwarden Sends supports file shares of up to 100 Megabytes each; it is unclear, but likely, that the shared files count against a customer's storage quota. Premium users get 1 Gigabyte of encrypted storage, free users get no storage.

The web version of Bitwarden Send provides a good overview of the functionality that is provided. Select the new Send option after sign-in to an account to get started.

A core difference between Send for free and premium users is that the former can only use it to share text but not files. Premium users may use it to share files using built-in end-to-end encryption.

To get started, add a name for the new Send, decide on the type, File or Text, and either select a file from the local system or add a text.

The following options are provided in addition:

  • Set a deletion date, default is 7 days.
  • Set an expiration date, default is never.
  • Set a maximum access count, not set by default.
  • Set an optional password, required for access.
  • Add notes.
  • Copy the Send link to the clipboard for easier sharing.
  • When accessing Send, hide the text by default.
  • Disable a specific Send so that no one can access it.

All Send items are displayed in the main interface, from where they can be opened again, edited, or moved to the trash to delete it.

Send links are displayed when an item is opened, and these links need to be shared with other users. Recipients don't need to be Bitwarden customers; they do need to type the password if set to access the content. The URL is the only protection if no password is set as usernames or email addresses cannot be set in Bitwarden Send to restrict access.

Closing Words

Bitwarden Send is baked into all Bitwarden products, which makes it easy to access and use. The fact that recipients don't need an account is a welcome one, and the features that are available are useful when it comes to restricting access.

Bitwarden Send sets Bitwarden's password manager apart from most password management solutions. Not all users may require it, but it is a feature that is not supported by the majority of solutions that are available.

Now You: which service do you use to share files or text information, if any?

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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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