Younity Takes On File Sharing, With A SnapChat-like Twist

Santa Monica-based Younity, the provider of a personal cloud file service headed by Erik Caso, said Thursday that it has launched a new feature that lets users share files, which automatically expire after a certain amount of time. The company--which describes the feature as "SnapChat for Files"--said its new function lets users share photos, music, videos, and data to friends in their personal cloud, but only for a certain amount of time. The company said that users cannot download, edit, or re-share files, but can access those files for a pre-set amount of time--currently 7 days. Younity's service runs on iOS and Windows desktops. Younity is venture backed by The funding came from Crosslink Capital, Draper Associates, PROfounders Capital, Lowercase Capital, as well as local angels like Kamran Pourzanjani and Brian Lee.


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