Bret Taylor
FriendFeed Blog: You can now share files on FriendFeed -
FriendFeed Blog: You can now share files on FriendFeed
"To share files on, simply click the "Files" link underneath the post box and select which files you want to include. You can also share files by including them as attachments on emails sent to" - Bret Taylor from Bookmarklet
That's the new hawtness! - Scoble, Alex Scoble
whoa! - vijay
Excellent news, thank you Bret and guys! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
the game just changed - chrisofspades
Haha! Nice... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
nice - endiaferon
This feature will help with using FF solely as a email mailing list. - Kol Tregaskes
Now we just need page branding and some enterprise integration, and we can replace Sharepoint... - sean andersen
Plus as a mail client too (kinda of anyway). I will have to get auto-forwarding my emails to my address again. - Kol Tregaskes
yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. i'm trying to be coherent but that's all that's coming up. Thanks... whats the file size limit? - Frankie Warren
this has awesomesauce all over it - Alfredo 亜瑠布れっど
is video an option? - Zee.
We have a rolling 24-hour limit for the number and size of files you can upload, but you probably shouldn't hit it unless you are sharing really big stuff. - Bret Taylor
Are the files public when accessed via direct link? Or do they require authentication? - Mark Trapp
No video at the moment, Zee. - Ross Miller
Bret, will this work for attachments sent to - chrisofspades
nice! - Mike Bracco
So, no BluRay rips, then :p - Josh Haley
Mark: right now they are public when access via direct link (though the links are not at all predictable). - Bret Taylor
Yes, file attachments to work as you would expect. - Bret Taylor
Very Nice - Brent - Yes I am
Bret - is music an option? - Zee.
Any other files that don't work with it? - Kol Tregaskes
What's the file attachment size limit? - imabonehead
Kol: i assume you can attach video? it just won't play in-line? or did i misinterpret that? - Frankie Warren
@imabonehead, from Bret's comment above: "We have a rolling 24-hour limit for the number and size of files you can upload, but you probably shouldn't hit it unless you are sharing really big stuff." - Dan Hsiao
@Dan, thx - imabonehead
Liked Liked Liked (*99999) "You can now share files on FriendFeed" This is.. GREAT! - Thierry R. Andriamirado
Frankie, video attachments aren't currently supported - Dan Hsiao
Frankie, Ross says no to video, see above. - Kol Tregaskes
MP3s? - Kol Tregaskes
Kol: there is a stricter limit on audio files (3 per day). - Bret Taylor
OK, but any format? - Kol Tregaskes
I tried it with both a txt and a rar file but neither seemed to work (the message was posted without a file attached). [Update: works now for me] - Philipp Lenssen
Gonna give a big W00T!! to this before I even read the whole thing... - FFing Enigma
LOL, Tina. - Kol Tregaskes
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!! - Roberto Bonini
Perhaps we need a list of file types (and their limits) that are supported? - Kol Tregaskes
Tina++, Holy Crap! :) - Rahsheen
music files work! awesome! example here - Alfredo 亜瑠布れっど
Bret: What about attachments to comments? - sean andersen
Swwwweeeettttt!!! - Jannifer @wordsforliving
Now all I need is a number where I can call and leave a VM that gets changed into an audio file, and I can get rid of for good! Yeah, we're never happy are we? Sorry.... - FFing Enigma
Greatissimo :) - stanjourdan
Bret, does animated GIFs now work btw? - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks for the clarification on video :) how long will the files stay on the server? - Frankie Warren
Tina - Perhaps if we leave a VM for the FriendFeed IM bot on Google Talk? That would rock. - Mitch
Can we paste URLs into the box like we can for images? - Kol Tregaskes
Seriously, guys, when and where do we start donating? - Akiva
I'd prefer buying private shares, Akiva. :) - Carlos Ayala
I think you can support them by buying the FF swags. - imabonehead
and sharing from URLs works! - - chrisofspades
JA, agree. - Kol Tregaskes
Chris, cool. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
All we need now is a calendaring system and support for source code. - imabonehead
mp3 sharing works in FriendFeed? Just when I'm thinking to share some 'musiclets' from time to time via Tumblr! mhh.. interesting, really! - Thierry R. Andriamirado
Thierry, yep MP3s are supported. - Kol Tregaskes
this is awesome, i was literally just trying to do this last night on one of our team feeds and had to post links to published google docs instead. going to try it out now. it's like they read my mind. - Mike Elliott
Mitch, that would be an option, but I can only imagine the opportunity for the wrong voice file to go to the wronge feed... - FFing Enigma
If we had basic HTML support for first comments on FF, it could almost be used for mail (at least for forwarding and reading mail to and on it). - Kol Tregaskes
JA, a list of supported file types, limits and sizes is needed... please. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Cool stuff - Tyson Key
Any limits on the number of times a file can be downloaded, per day, out of interest? - Tyson Key
Reminds me of Pownce :) Great addition! - Holger Eilhard
Does this mean that the days are numbered for various Pownce clones and Jaiku? Facebook, start your photocopiers! ;) - Tyson Key
this is GREAT! - Cee Bee
Now cue Facebook adding this feature in 3.. 2.. 1.. - Daniel Sims
Yay! Friendfeed is yet another step closer to complete emulation of IRC :) - Victor Ganata
Hey Bret, are these virus-checked? - Jordan Hofker
@Jordan - good question - andy brudtkuhl
Jordan, good shout. - Kol Tregaskes
Are the shared files located in the enclosure tag of the feed? And can we filter feeds by enclosure type? - Cliff Gerrish
Jordan- yes, we virus scan them. - Casey Muller
Cool, Casey. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
LOL Victor ... true that. Well done FF team. - Amani from IM
Awesome, thanks Casey. - Jordan Hofker
Cliff- only media files (images and audio) are included in feeds at this time. - Casey Muller
Haha, Victor. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Uh, question two: how long before one of the **AA's gets all pissy? That would be sad. Is there a size limit? - Jordan Hofker
search by file type? - Jason Wehmhoener
Jason, good shout. - Kol Tregaskes
Jordan - what is **AA's ?? - Jannifer @wordsforliving
This will go a long way in convincing some of my Yahoo Groups to move to FF. Although we must have a list of file types supported, retention times and also if there is a max number of d/l's. - Gil Francisco III
Gil, I'm seriously considering moving my Y!Groups list members from there to FF. - Kol Tregaskes
This is one of those features that people don't complain about even though they didn't ask the community prior to launching ;) - Frankie Warren
Dare I ask about Boobies.jpg.virus.exe? - Oops Casey says they are virus scanned - Richard Walker
Jannifer: RIAA and MPAA, specifically. Say someone shares a copyrighted song or something...RIAA gets cranky. - Jordan Hofker
Am I the only person that thinks this is an incredibly bad idea? - Jason Nunnelley
How about .zip s that are password-protected? Reject I hope... (edit) .zip not supported at all, I gather, good! - Richard Walker
yeah search by filetype absolutely! filetype:pdf, filetype:mp3, filetype:zip, filetype:doc etc. - Nathan Chase
Christoper: (via Bret) "Unfortunately we only can play back MP3s at this point. The iPhone voice memos are in M4A (AAC), so we really want to support them, but it is a bit more difficult with Flash and our media setup at the moment." - Ross Miller
\m/ - metalerik
abi allah tuttuğunuzu altın etsin **love** - AlpB.
This is nice! Very nice! - ‘-.-’ Tutivillus Grift
Yippie-kai-yay :)))) - A. T.
NICE!!! Been waiting for this... thanks FriendFeed team! - AJ Batac
Cool! FF is becoming more of a platform of choice for me. Thanks guys :) - Dilip Dand
I'm not sure that I'm going to use that feature (I rarely share docs over the internet that weren't created in Zoho or GDocs, anyway), but still it looks pretty neato. - Miss Elle
Bret, do you have any restrictions to protect against music filesharers etc so you do not become an RIAA target? - travispuk
@ Travis: I was just wondering the same. - Brian Chang
Bret Taylor, a friend of mine uploaded 1 mp3 and it disappeared. Now he can't upload any mp3 file, seeing a [The "" file type is not supported]. Broken message? - Jason Nunnelley
seriously useful. - Calvin Ayre
I haven't tested this but, how exactly are you determining audio file types, just using the file extension. If so there is a work around with a simple file rename, an example would be if you change an .mp3 to a .pdf and let people rename it once it becomes local on their machine. EDIT: This workaround would also allow video to be transferred. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Maybe I don't know enough, but doesn't this kind of open the door to slipping malicious code to unsuspecting users? - Fleagle
this is the best thing I know this morning when I open my eyes, well done! - K.D.
that is AWESOME! - Lindsay
Fleagle: It is possible that someone would do that but FriendFeed is fairly well self monitored. It is still a small group of people in comparison to other networks. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Glad for this feature, though perhaps close partnership with or similar could keep FF storage costs better contained? Not criticizing, just hoping Core Team doesn't get distracted by extending (and babysitting) commodity services. Keep up the great work! - michael silverton
Kudos on the added features! - Eric - Final Countdown
可以分享文件,friendfeed更好用了。 - 老巫
哇塞,这个强的。 I like it. - xia
Wow. Just wow. Thanks. - Laura Norvig
Tell us more. Tell us EVERYTHING about the file "FF secret plans.pdf" shown in the blogpost <>. - ianf ⌘
Oh, very awesome! - Scott Magdalein
It's *machine code*. - Karl Knechtel
That's pretty much what I was saying, Ahsan. I did one earlier as a test to prove my point, (NOTE: it is a clean file, direct from Revision 3) at - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
"Rapidshare Fined $34 Million for Copyright Infringement" ( - Özkan Altuner
Hmmm @Ryo, good catch, posting directly from Android to FF your voice messages, would be cool! - Özkan Altuner
Can we tell the lawyers that they "won" and give them all the money? Then start over with a new set of I.P. laws and a new currency? Pretty please? - Richard Walker
Must you force downloads on HTML files? - Vezquex
Seems like a good step in the right direction indeed the concerns are founded based on previous experiences but it is a good start. - Ubuntu101
Is it possible to set it up as part of the feed like a podcast? - Ubuntu101
Excellento - inline playing of mp3 files at last - this will be dangerous. But is there are limit?? - Chris Loft
embedding mp3's is just fine when it works .. I've been trying to get a podcast rss feed I have setup imported for the past 8 hours straight only to find out that each time it's not importing squat. - John Blanton from twhirl
I take that back it worked once but everything in the description tags showed up twice. - John Blanton from twhirl
:( Apparently not *.pdn files (Paint.Net) - Vezquex
Thx! FF continues to rock :) - Krishnamoorthy
why the limit on audio files? - Tyler Gillies
Can us folks with Symbian OS-based devices have some Adaptive Multi-Rate codec/AMR file love, too? I believe that some Samsung and NEC phones also use that audio file format... - Tyson Key
Oh, and Google Earth KML files, and Ogg Vorbis files aren't supported right now either, for what it's worth. Still, it's a nice idea, so far. - Tyson Key
wow :) - Mucio
I'm disappointed that the PDF of your secret plans is only 1.2 mb. Surely there's more? - Dnl
anyone know the file size limit? - Julian Seery Gude
My old Motorola Que made .3gp files too. Facebook can process them. You want to be at least as cool as Facebook, right? - Daniel J. Pritchett
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice! - Micah
FYI Micah, it works with *.user.js files... you know what that means... - Mitch
*happy dance* this is really innovative and highly useful...thanks FF :) - Susan Beebe
oh heck yes - Shey
Tried to share an .hta file with Micah yesterday....couldn't attach it. Tried to zip it and still couldn't attach it. Ended up tossing it in my dropbox and posting the link. :-( - April Russo (FForever!)