Google introduces password sharing for family members

Google’s password manager now allows sharing of passwords, albeit in a limited way, with family members, Android Authority reported. “With this new feature, you can now securely share your passwords with your family group in Google Password Manager. When you share a password, your family members will receive a copy in their Google Password Manager, ready to use,” Google wrote in a support document.

Google first announced this feature in February 2024 as part of Safer Internet Day, but is finally rolling it out as part of Google Play Services v24.20 update in May 2024. password is strictly limited to members of a family group, so you will need to create one and add all members to use it.

Google password sharing

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If you have a family group, a “Share” button should appear as an option in Google’s password manager. However, Android Authority noted that the feature may not yet be enabled in the desktop version of Chrome.

Earlier, Google described potential examples of use, such as if “two members of a family coordinate with a daycare through a single account, or if a child lets a parent access their schoolwork.”