Facebook’s messaging system isn’t optimal for transferring large files. Pipe looks to solve that problem. Pipe, an application that is set to launch Wednesday, allows Facebook users to easily send files of up to 1 gigabit to each other. If the person receiving the file isn’t on Facebook, users can still send 100-megabit files to be received once their Facebook friend logs on.
Dropbox has finally joined the growing number of file-sharing applications that connect to Facebook so that people can share content with friends.
Pipe, a startup set to launch in beta Monday, will allow users to transfer files of up to one gigabyte in size via Facebook, using Adobe’s Real-Time Media Protocol Flow communication protocol.