What you need to know
- 1Password has announced a new way to share passwords, even when the recipient doesn't use 1Password.
- Passwords can be shared with anyone and limited to people with specific email addresses when needed.
- Businesses will benefit from logging created when a password is shared.
Online security company 1Password has today announced a new feature for its password management app by the same name. The feature allows 1Password users to share items with anyone, even if they don't use the app themselves.
While people would normally text or email passwords when they need to be shared, that's less than ideal. 1Password has long had a way to share passwords with other 1Password users, but this feature means anyone with a web browser can get in on the act.
As 1Password notes (opens in new tab), it's all surprisingly simple in use.
Those who use 1Password for business will be glad to know that the system logs every time someone shares a password, so admins will always be aware when someone is sharing passwords when they shouldn't. What's more, sharing a password is a one-time affair — the password never changes after being shared, even if you change it in the 1Password app.
You can learn more about item sharing on the 1Password blog (opens in new tab) — features like this are why many would consider 1Password to be the best iPhone password manager on the market. It's also one of the best Mac password managers, too!
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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