SOURCE: younity


December 13, 2013 14:23 ET

younity Introduces Ephemeral File Sharing -- Private, Auto-Deleting File Sharing via the younity Personal Cloud

The Personal, Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Service Adds New Layer of Functionality With a Social Friends List and the Ability to Unshare Your Files at Any Time

SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 13, 2013) - younity (, the "personal cloud" service that enables people to access all their files from all their devices all the time without planning ahead or syncing, today introduced a new social sharing feature to their media streaming application: Ephemeral File Sharing. Currently in beta, the new feature allows users to create a Friends List within younity and privately share music, movies/videos, photos and documents with friends, while knowing that shares will expire or can be un-shared anytime. Uniquely, younity's sharing feature allows users to share files that are stored on remote devices they don't have immediate access to.

"Our users have always loved being able to access all their files and media libraries they have without planning ahead," says CEO and co-founder Erik Caso. "Recently they started asking us for the ability to spontaneously share any file they have more easily with their closest friends, but wanted control to unshare the file or know it would expire quickly. younity's new Friends List makes this incredibly easy, totally private, and absolutely secure -- we never store your files or shares online."

younity enables users to unify and access all their files and media libraries, like iTunes playlists, from their iPhone or iPad. Files are streamed by default or can be downloaded; they can also be opened in other applications (for editing), as well as emailed or securely shared. Shared files will automatically expire or can un-shared at any time, the recipient of a shared file cannot download, edit, or re-share a shared file.

Furthering their mission to protect user privacy by making content disappear after a defined period, Caso added that "younity offers a great alternative to the public cloud -- we never store nor have access to user files or file metadata. With younity, you don't get access to only a few files you put somewhere, you get access to every file you have on all your devices, regardless how much storage your mobile device has. The need to share sensitive files easily and readily shouldn't be inhibited by services that maintain and track your digital artifacts."

Highlights of Ephemeral File Sharing include:

  • Current share auto-expiration is 7 days; users can un-share a file at any time.
  • Private Friends List - you can add someone even if they don't add you.
  • Company has no access to consumer metadata.
  • Ability to spontaneously share a file stored on a remote device (one you don't have access to at the moment).
  • Asynchronous-one way sharing.
  • Multiple files can be shared at once; multiple friends can be selected at once.
  • Media optimized for the recipient device and for bandwidth (stream files to iOS that are not even compatible with that platform).

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About younity

younity creates a personal cloud for all your files, built from your devices and your online services. younity puts all your documents, music, photos and video on all your devices, regardless of storage, so that all your devices work as if they were a single device -- you can access any file, anytime, from any device. There's no configuration, management or storage limits -- it's simple to use and free for any amount of data. Created by Entangled Media, younity is based in Santa Monica, California. For more information, please visit