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How to Share a Space with an External User
How to Share a Space with an External User
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Written by TransferChain Team
Updated over a week ago

There are multiple ways to use TransferChain Drive with external users, such as file transfers, file requests, and more - but in this article, we'll be explaining how to collaborate on 'Shared Spaces' with external users.

Let's begin:

Unlike file transfers and file requests, for which users do not necessarily need to become a TransferChain user (because those features are a one-way relationship, they do not continuously need to be in sync), but for sharing spaces the recipient will need to have a TransferChain account.

Luckily, TransferChain also provides limited free plans, thus you may start by helping them register:

1) Sharing the pricing links (Individual or Business) with the recipient and letting them know that they could choose a Free Plan.

2) After they complete their registration, they will have to share their "ID" with you - they can see their ID from the profile dropdown and use the 'copy' icon (You can check this article to learn how to obtain your TransferChain ID).

3) When you have their unique ID, you may then add the user to your Personal Contacts. In your contact book, you will see sections for "Business Contacts" and "Personal Contacts". This article will show you how to add them to your contact book using the ID.

4) Now that both the recipient and yourself are on TransferChain's secure ecosystem, you may head to "Spaces". Then, either create a new space or share one of your existing spaces with the recipient by searching or choosing from the contact book.

5) When you create a new space, you can add individuals to your space by selecting them from your contact list.

While adding individuals to your space, you can configure their permissions, such as View-Only, View and Download, or Full Access.

After creating a space, you and the invited individuals can simultaneously upload files/folders. You can collaborate with each other while ensuring the security and privacy of your data.

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