PeepSo File Uploads GPL
The ability to freely upload and share files with other users is a fantastic feature for every social network. And now, with PeepSo’s newest addition – File Uploads plugin – you can empower your community in this way and gain even more traffic, boost user experience and enhance other supported plugins.
The Advantages of File Uploads
The main aspect of communication and interactions on social networks is the exchange. This exchange becomes immensely more fruitful and more immersive with the ability to share all sorts of files between users. These files can be valuable for the other user and serve an important purpose, or they can be of purely entertaining character. Either way, the very sense of tangible exchange is what makes online interactions truly worthy, and objectively useful.
You probably already know that there are online services based solely on file exchange – upload and download. They are sought precisely for this purpose, and you may already use some of them, just because you are unable to share files directly where you wish to do so, and are instead forced to share an external download link. So instead of forcing your users to share files by jumping though hoops and resort to an intermediary source, you can enable them to do it easily and directly within your own site.
Don’t forget: the primary goal of a successful private online community is to keep users there, while giving them everything they need to function normally and feel comfortable. One less “external crutch” will certainly improve upon user experience and their loyalty.
What can you do with File Uploads?
First and foremost, you are able to upload files both from your computer and your phone. Sounds great, right? But you’re not sure what kind of file format is supported? Not to worry; all kinds of formats that you can think of are possible to upload.
These features are actually super-rare in many social networks that are considered popular. You might have found yourself thinking, “Why can’t I just directly share a file of my own choosing?”
Instead, you are forced to use a file management service such as Google Drive, MEGA or MediaFire which require registration, as well as additional investment for increasing their usability.
Not to mention the hassle of share link preparation. With the ability to upload your files exactly where you want to share them, all that extra work goes away.
Now comes the question of where it’s allowed to upload files on your site.
File Uploads directly integrates with Chat, Groups and Widgets, so understandably, users are able to upload files directly in the chat, as well as in groups, given you’ve enabled these plugins in your PeepSo installation