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Secure File Exchange with Whisply. This is how it works.

Boxcryptor and Whisply – Guide for Windows

With Whisply, our second product, from now on you can share files to non-Boxcryptor users right from your Boxcryptor drive. This guide shows you how to get started with our new integration. The Whisply integration currently supports OneDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive. With other cloud provider, it won't work right now. There are loose plans to support more cloud storage providers, but we can't tell you when exactly. If you think your provider should be added, feel free to contact our support with a feature request.

1. Select the file you want to share

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Open your Boxcryptor Drive which is located under This PC ❯ Boxcryptor. Browse to the file you want to share via secure Whisply link.

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Right click on the file to open the context menu. Hover over the entry ‘Boxcryptor’ to see the available Boxcryptor options and select the option “Create Whisply link”.

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You will be asked to enter the credentials for Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive. After that you need to confirm the connection between Boxcryptor and your cloud storage provider. It is important that you link the exact account which you use with Boxcryptor. Otherwise, it won't work.

3. Determine your sharing options

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Once you successfully connected your cloud storage provider the browser opens and navigates to our web application Whisply. If you are using Whisply with a Boxcryptor Unlimited Personal or Business license you can determine your sharing options for the file. You can set a customized expiry date for the download link, or toggle the option that the file can only be downloaded once.

4. Choose the security level

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In the next step, you can choose if you want to add additional access protection by requiring a randomly generated PIN or a custom password. If you chose Link & Password, you are prompted to set your custom password.

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Now Whisply shows you the download link of the file you want to share. Depending on the security level you chose in the step before, Whisply displays the random PIN or the custom password in the final step.

6. Receiver: Downloading the file

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The person who receives the link will be asked to enter the PIN or Password, if you have chosen one of these two security levels during the sending process.

The great thing about the Whisply link is: When you edit the sent file, those changes will be updated for the receiver as well. The receiver of the link will have the most recent version of the file when downloading it again later.

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