Google Password Manager gets ‘Password Sharing’ for family groups

Google has begun rolling out a new feature for Android users, allowing them to share passwords for family accounts through the Password Manager.

The company stated earlier this year that it aims to promote family safety and balance with technology by introducing this feature. It enables users to easily share passwords with their family members via Google Password Manager.

As reported by Android Authority, Google confirmed the introduction of password-sharing in Google Password Manager through a support page, as part of the May 2024 Google Play Services update (v24.20).

How password sharing works

It’s important to note that password sharing is limited to family accounts. Users cannot share passwords with individuals outside their family group, even if they have a Google account. Passwords for specific websites or services can be shared directly from Password Manager.

Google has previously highlighted various scenarios where this feature could be useful, such as managing daycare or sharing school assignments between children and parents. Additionally, it can facilitate sharing access to streaming services, insurance credentials, VPNs, and more.


Currently, the feature is only available on Android and not yet on Chrome for desktop. However, it is expected to be out on Chrome soon.

The announcement on Google System update support page mentioned,

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 of it in their Google Password Manager, ready to be used.

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