Confidential Password Sharing Methods

1. Gmail’s Confidential Send

Gmail has a really cool feature that allows you to send an email that expires in a set amount of time, and/or requires a unique password that only the intended recipient will know.

How to use it:

  1. Begin to compose a new email
  2. Turn on Confidential Send by clicking the icon with the little lock and clock:

Gmail confidential send icon

3. Select your expiration time and require passcode options:

Gmail confidential send options

4. Hit save

5. Finish composing your email and send
That’s it!

Your email contents will not be visible once the expiry time has elapsed. This is a great way to send not only passwords, but other sensitive data, images, and other documents.


2. 1Password

1Password is a fantastic password manager tool and the way it works is you have a master password and you have a backup recovery sheet in case you forget or get locked out. You’ll want to keep this in a secure place like a safe.

After saving your password in the 1Password vault, you can share it with specific people, giving access to only those people who need it. 1Password has a chrome extension, mobile app, and standalone desktop app for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Command Line for the most flexibility and ease of use of them all.

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3. Last Pass

Last Pass is another password manager tool. Save your passwords in one place and access with one master key. Share passwords among those who need it. They have a chrome extension and mobile app for maximum portability.

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