Samsung is working on a secure file transfer app called “Private Share”

Samsung is working on a secure file transfer app called “Private Share”

Samsung this year introduced a clever Quick Share feature that makes it simple to share files between the company’s smartphones and tablets. Now, the company is allegedly gearing up to introduce another file sharing feature known as Private Share.

According to SamMobile, the new feature will use the power of blockchain for a more secure file transfer experience. The concept will reportedly take inspiration from ephemeral messaging, with senders having control over when the sharing of a file will expire. Once sharing expires, that file will then be deleted from the recipient’s device.

The Private Share app will also prevent recipients from re-sharing and taking a screenshot of files. However, there’s nothing to stop a recipient from taking a picture of said information with another device. But if you’re sharing such private information with someone, one would hope you could trust that person not to go to such lengths.

SamMobile said Private Share will work similarly to Quick Share. Both the sender and the recipient will need to have the Private Share app, and once the sender sends a transfer request to the recipient, a private channel will be created after the request is accepted. The publication speculates that Private Share will be introduced as a headlining feature alongside the rumored Galaxy S21. It’s unclear, however, if Private Share will be exclusive to Samsung’s newest devices or if it’ll eventually roll out to other Samsung phones in the lineup.

This wouldn’t be Samsung’s first mobile foray into blockchain tech. The Galaxy S10 previously introduced a Blockchain Wallet to securely handle your cryptocurrencies. We may find out what Samsung is up to very soon, as reports suggest the company may introduce a new flagship device in early January 2021.

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Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.