What is Link Sharing?

Last Update date : Dec 01. 2020

Link Sharing is a file sharing app that is able to conveniently upload large files, high resolution pictures, videos & documents saved on your Samsung Galaxy device or Samsung PC to Samsung Cloud for a period of time, create links to those files and then easily send links to others.

 

You can easily transfer files up to 3 GB which will be stored in your Samsung Cloud service for 2 days and then will be automatically be deleted. Follow the below guide to learn how to use Link Share on your Galaxy device. If you would like to Stop Sharing MMS via Link Sharing click here.

Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian variant Galaxy devices, if you have an international device and require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung subsidiary. Screenshots were captured from a Galaxy S20+ operating on Android OS Version 10.0 (Q), settings and steps may vary depending on your Galaxy device and software version.

Sharing Files
1 Launch the My Files app My Files app
Head into My Files app
2 Navigate through the My Files folders and locate the file you would like to share. Long press the file to select then tap on Share
Locate a file you would like to share through Link Sharing, long press to select file then tap on Share
3 Select Link Sharing
Select Link Sharing
4 Select from a range of applications below to share your link or select Copy to share through a different application
Choose an application to share Link Sharing link
5 Once you have shared your link, the receiving device will be able to download the files/ content within the link
Link Sharing shared to friends and family via Message app

Please Note: The unique Link Sharing code will expire in 10 minutes so make sure the code has been received by your friend/family and downloaded within the given timeframe.

Recieving Files
1 Select the link in the application it was shared
Launch the application link has been shared then click on Link Sharing link
2 Tap on Download
Tap on Download
3 Once the file has been downloaded choose which application to view it in
Once the files has been downlaoded select an application to view file

Please Note: The downloaded files will be placed into your Downloads folder in your Internal Storage of your device.

Sharing Files from your PC
1 Ensure you have downloaded Link Sharing to your compatible PC. Click here to download Link Sharing to your PC.
Install Link Sharing app
2 Read through and agree the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy then tap on NEXT.
Agree to Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy then tap on NEXT
3 Set your PC name the tap on OK
Set PC Name the tap on OK
4 Now its time to verify your identity, type in your mobile number then tap on OK
Type in your mobile number
5 Enter in the verifcation code on PC into your mobile device
Code generated on PC
6 Type in the code from your PC into your mobile device then tap on Done
Type in code on your Mobile device then tap on Done
7 Once you have setup Link Sharing on your PC, click on SHARE to start sharing files
Click on share
8 Drag and drop files you would like to share and choose how you want to share the link - either Send to contacts, Create link or Create code. When you areready to share the files click on SHARE
Drag and drop files to share
9 On the receiving device click on the link to start downloading shared files
Click on Link
10 Tap on DOWNLOAD to start downloading the files onto your internal storage, once complete select Go to Downloads
Click on Download
Troubleshooting
1 Head into yourSettings
2 Locate and select Link Sharing
3 Tap on Storage
4 SelectClear data iconClear Data

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