Google Chrome is working on a saved password sharing feature

Google Chrome seems to be on the password manager improvement, with multiple changes and new features being added to the password manager recently, and it seems to be poised to continue adding more. Recently, the new features added to the Google Chrome password manager include adding notes, hiding alerts, actively adding passwords, etc. Some of them are still being tested in the Chrome development version.

The newly discovered new function is the save password sharing function. Speaking of which, the password sharing function is also a secure password sharing method supported by the current independent password management software. That is, sharing passwords through some online encryption methods instead of sending plaintext passwords directly through social networks, which can greatly improve the security of password sharing.

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It is said that Androidpolice has found that the password management function of Google Chrome has added the function of sending passwords, but this function is not available for the time being, so the specific form is not clear. However, we can refer to the password sharing method used by the independent password manager software, and it is estimated that the one provided by Google Chrome should not be much different.

Take 1Password as an example, a link is generated when a user wants to share a password, and the user can set permissions, such as which recipients can access the password. The supported functions include setting the password validity period, password verification, or email verification, that is, only those who ensure that the user wants to send can obtain the account number and password. The corresponding link will become invalid after the password is automatically expired or the user changes the password, so the user can better control the password sharing instead of sending it in cleartext.

At present, this option only appears in the Google Chrome Canary version and the click is unresponsive. It is estimated that users of the Canary version will be able to use this function soon.