download vs upload : Common Errors in English

About download vs upload

Most people do far more downloading (transferring files to their computers) than uploading (transferring files from their computers), so it’s not surprising that they often use the first word for the second word’s meaning. You don’t download the video of your birthday party to YouTube—you upload it.

download Meaning(s)

  • (v) transfer a file or program from a central computer to a smaller computer or to a computer at a remote location

upload Meaning(s)

  • (v) transfer a file or program to a central computer from a smaller computer or a computer at a remote location

download in News

  1. Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

    This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Publishes Easy to Download Guides On Social Media Tips and Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

    Three new easy-to-download guides available NOW on Social Media Tips, How to Start a Blog, and How to Get Press Coverage. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 11, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  3. Fable 3 Download Currently Free Through Xbox Live Marketplace

    Fable 3 is currently free to download through the Xbox Live Marketplace. This observation was first reported by a generous user on the Eurogamer forum , and has been verified in the UK and here in the Game Informer office. We don’t have any news surrounding Lionhead and Microsoft’s giveaway, and it’s unclear at the moment whether it’s related to E3’s opening day or merely a glitch. As of now ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Game Informer

upload in News

  1. It's Unbelievable That Snapchat Doesn't Have This Feature Yet

    The ability to upload from a phone's camera roll. The problem: Each day, I receive Snapchats from friends who are more clever than I am. They take funny photos at just the right moment and I want to reward them with something witty in return.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Business Insider

  2. Look at this photo closely. Can you find Lucky?

    Upload your photos to's u local page...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KCCI 8 Des Moines

  3. Xbox One Upload Studio lets you share your gameplay vids, live streams through Twitch

    Sharing clips of your gameplay has become quite a popular past time. Microsoft is streamlining the process on the Xbox One with Upload Studio, a dedicated tool for editing, theming and sharing videos of you blasting baddies and beating up your friends . Though a lot of the details are still a mystery, we can tell you that it uses the system's "game DVR" which automatically records your gaming ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Engadget

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