Google Introduces Password Sharing For Family Members

Penka Hristovska
Penka Hristovska Senior Editor
Penka Hristovska Penka Hristovska Senior Editor

Google Password Manager users will be able to share their login details directly with members of their Google family group.

“Accounts that are part of a family group will soon have the option to share usernames and passwords for a particular website or service directly from Google Password Manager. Whether two members of a family are coordinating with daycare through a single account, or a child is letting a parent access their school assignments, sharing passwords securely has never been easier,” the announcement explains.

When you access a saved password in the Google Password Manager app, you’ll see a small “share” button on the bottom right. Clicking on this button displays a list of your connected family members. After choosing a family member to share the password with, the app will prompt you for confirmation.

Once confirmed, the shared login and password will integrate into their password manager. This integration enables automatic filling of the login details or allows them to manually view the information for login purposes.

This feature is ideal for households where everyone is part of the Google family group as it facilitates easier access to shared services. But there’s no way to share a password with someone who’s not part of the Google Family group, which you can do with third-party password managers like 1Password, which is one of the best password managers currently available on the market.

1Password lets you create multiple vaults, alerts you if any of your passwords are duplicate, vulnerable, or have been breached, and it even has Travel mode which hides your important password when you travel abroad.

The password sharing option is just one of the features that Google introduced as part of Safer Internet Day, the company’s initiative to help kids build healthy relationships with technology. It’s also made it easier to access SafeSearch settings and parental controls — parents who are logged in can simply search for “parental controls” on Google to access and manage the accounts under their supervision.

About the Author
Penka Hristovska
Penka Hristovska
Senior Editor

About the Author

Penka Hristovska is an editor at SafetyDetectives. She was an editor at several review sites that covered all things technology — including VPNs and password managers — and had previously written on various topics, from online security and gaming to computer hardware. She’s highly interested in the latest developments in the cybersecurity space and enjoys learning about new trends in the tech sector. When she’s not in “research mode,” she’s probably re-watching Lord of The Rings or playing DOTA 2 with her friends.