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A Python SDK for WeTransfer's Public API

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WeTransfer Python SDK

A Python SDK for the WeTransfer's Public API


Use PYPI to install latest stable version:

pip install wetransfer

Checkout the repository and inside the repo's root directory use pip to install latest version to your environment with:

pip install .


Before starting make sure you have an API key acquired from Developers Portal.

As a first step you need to create a client and fill in your board name:

from wetransfer.client import WTApiClient

kwargs = {"key":  "<my-very-personal-api-key>"}
wt_client = WTApiClient(**kwargs)

After you have the client instance you need to authorize using this client:


If authorization is successful you should be able to create an new empty transfer

transfer = wt_client.create_transfer(transfer_name="My very first Transfer")

Afterwards you should be able to add items to it

from wetransfer.items import File

f1 = File("~/test.txt")
f2 = File("~/test2.txt")
transfer.add_items([f1, f2])


After calling add_items method the upload process should start. As soon as it returns you should be able to see details for this transfer and access the url that your transfer is available for download.

The full code snippet is as follows:

import sys
from wetransfer.items import File, Link
from wetransfer.client import WTApiClient

kwargs = {"key":  "<my-very-personal-api-key>"}
wt_client = WTApiClient(**kwargs)

if not wt_client.authorize():

transfer = wt_client.create_transfer(transfer_name="My very first Transfer")

f1 = File("./test.txt")
l1 = Link("", "WeTransfer Website")

transfer.add_items([f1, l1])


which if you run it you should see something like:

Transfer with id: <id>, can be found in short url: <str>, with following items: ['Transfer item, file type, with size 10, name test.txt, and local path /Users/bla/test.txt, has 1 multi parts']

Helper methods

If you need to upload only file you can skip the File objects creation and use a helper function that allows you to specify a list of paths as strings and will add these for you a given Transfer

transfer.add_files(["file1.txt", "file2.txt"])

Similar method exist for URLs:

transfer.add_links(["", ""])


If you need to debug or investigate weird behaviours you can enable logs for this SDK by enabling the dedicated python logger

import logging


kwargs = {"key":  "<my-very-personal-api-key>"}
wt = WTApiClient(**kwargs)

You can set the severity level accordingly depending on the verbosity you desire.


See dedicated section.

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