1Password Users Can Now Share Files Securely With a Link

Recipients of the file, document, or item don’t need to be 1Password users, either.
Isobel O'Sullivan

Proving to be a whole lot more than just a password manager, 1Password has recently released a feature allowing its users to share files securely, using a single link.

As most workers know, sending documents ⁠— specifically those containing sensitive or financial data ⁠— internally can expose them a range of cyber risks. Fortunately, 1Password customers can now use the tool to send docs securely, even if the recipient doesn't use the platform.

But this isn't the only change the password manager has made to improve its sharing capabilities. Read on to discover more about the new sharing feature and other tools the company has developed to keep companies safe online.

1Password Rolls Out New Document Sharing Feature

After releasing a tool enabling users to share passwords discreetly last year, 1Password has just upped its sharing abilities once more.

In a recent blog post, the password manager announced the development of a new feature that lets users to share files, documents and items securely — all by sending single link.

Thanks to this new tool, sharing sensitive information on the platform is now as easy as sharing passcodes. 1Password customers can even share files with users that don't use the app, set expiry dates on when items can be accessed, and share items to a company's entire email domain.

Recipients are also able to download files, copy documents and even view files in their chosen language.

Screenshot of 1Passwords sharing tool

We outline how to use the sharing tool below:

  1. First, select the item you want to share, open up its menu and select “Share”.
  2.  Then, choose to set an expiration date on the link (optional), and select who the item will be available to
  3. If your link is restricted to one person, verify their email address with a one-time code
  4. Select the “Get Link to Share” button and share the link with your recipient

The file sharing feature is now available to all 1Password 8 users, but has to be enabled by admins for business customers.

Is 1Password the Best Password Manager Out There?

1Passwords's new sharing features are just the latest example of how the password manager is upgrading its service. The app has also recently made improvements to its icons, upgraded its item templates, and enhanced support for large type faces.

What's more, these developments come just a year after the web extension added an optional dark mode and rolled out support for biometrics like Touch ID.

Thanks to 1Passwords well designed interface, variety of specialized templates and handy features, we think its a great choice of password manager. However, due to its reasonable price point and excellent browser plugin, our research suggests LastPass is actually the top option overall.

Different businesses require different solutions, however, so if you're serious about protecting your data in the best way possible, you can browse the best password managers on the market here.

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Isobel is a writer at Tech.co with a wealth of experience covering business and technology news. Since specializing in Digital Anthropology at University College London (UCL), she’s been a regular contributor to Market Finance’s blog and has also spent time working as a freelance tech researcher. As a writer, Isobel takes a particular interest in issues regarding data security, social media, and emerging business technology.

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