Dropbox is making its password manager


Dropbox users on a free Basic plan will soon get get access to the service’s password manager. The feature introduced in August of last year to rival services like 1Password, was previously only available for Plus subscribers. The free version of Dropbox Passwords will offer the same zero-knowledge encryption feature, which means saved passwords and logins are protected and only accessible to users. You’ll be able to access your saved passwords from a browser extension or app on mobile or desktop, and when you visit a website, Dropbox Passwords will automatically fill in your saved username and password.


Dropbox Basic users can only store 50 passwords at once and if you go over that limit, you’ll have to pay for a Dropbox Plus plan. Basic users are also limited to syncing their passwords on up to three devices, whereas Plus users don’t have such a limit.


The new strategy of the Dropbox as an attempt to attract new customers. The company announced a new feature that will allow users to securely share any password with anyone. It’s unclear how this feature will work, but it should help when sharing login information for streaming accounts and other services. Dropbox Basic users will be able to access the service’s password manager in April, although no exact date was revealed.


If you have over 50 passwords, upgrading to a Dropbox Plus plans will cost you $11.99 per month.

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