Google Password Manager Now Has Family Password Sharing Feature- What It Is And How It Works

Google has begun rolling out the family password sharing feature in Google Password Manager, which was first introduced earlier this year. Announced as part of Safer Internet Day, this new functionality is designed to enhance the capabilities of Family Link. According to Android Authority, the password sharing feature is available on Google Password Manager for mobile devices running Google Play Services v24.20. However, some users have reported that the feature is still not showing up on their devices despite the latest update.

How family password sharing works

The support pages for Google Password Manager outline how this feature works. When you share a password, recipients in your family group will receive a copy of their login details in their Google Password Manager. This allows them to use credentials for specified websites and applications, as long as the login details are saved in your existing Password Manager account. It’s important to note that this option is currently not available on the desktop version of Chrome.

Benefits and safety of sharing family passwords

Google highlighted some cases where this feature could be especially useful, such as kids sharing access to school assignments with parents or coordinating daycare schedules through one account. . Password sharing is limited to accounts within the family group, which adds an extra layer of security compared to a more general sharing mechanism.

In addition to family password sharing, Google Password Manager is also getting a Material You redesign. It is currently unclear whether both updates will be made available to all users simultaneously.

As family password sharing continues to roll out, users are encouraged to check their device availability. This new capability is intended to facilitate the secure and convenient sharing of passwords within family groups, enhancing the overall user experience of Google Password Manager. If you have enabled this feature on your device, let others know your experience in the comments section.

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