Sendvid.com is an online media platform that enables users to immediately upload content without having to create an account, and also excludes the comment section feature used by other video sharing sites such as YouTube. The founders of the website saw this format as a way to quickly upload videos while eliminating the need to publicize the makers of the content. Sendvid’s homepage allows for any person to immediately upload video content through the “upload” button, and all videos are private unless one shares a link to them.
Jihadist groups including ISIS and Jabhat Al-Nusra, the Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate, began using the site due to its convenient platform, which doesn’t require membership qualifications or accountability. The earliest use of this website by terrorists dates back to January of 2015. In addition to terrorist use of the platform for quick and easy dissemination of propaganda, those sympathetic to jihadi messages have used social media platforms including Twitter to share links to Sendvid, rapidly expanding the audience for these videos.
Following are several examples of jihadi sympathizers sharing Sendvid links on social media:
Posts Supporting ISIS
Posts Supporting Jabhat Al-Nusra
Jabhat Al-Nusra supporter shares Sendvid video of a public execution. (June 11, 2015)
 Steamfeed.com, January 13, 2015.