I am trying to share a file using the Brave IPFS extension but the download on the receiver side times out

Hi, there, I am new to and curious about IPFS. I tried yesterday to share a larger file using the Brave browser IPFS extension and shared the generated shareable link (https://ipfs.io/ipfs/[insert hash and filename here]).
The receiver said it started to download and then timed out, multiple time. I do not know enough about the mechanisms here, is that a problem on my end, the remote end or on the ipfs.io service?