23 December 2020
With the Galaxy S20 series launch earlier this year, Samsung debuted a new file sharing feature called Quick Share. It is an AirDrop-like feature that offers a fast and seamless file sharing experience between smartphones and PCs. It is now reportedly working on another important aspect of file sharing and it is the security of the file shared.
As per SamMobile, Samsung is working on a new file sharing app named Private Share which is based on blockchain. The name makes it clear that while it can be used for sharing any type of files, it is primarily meant for files that one would want to keep private. The app will allow the sender a time limit after which the shared file will get deleted from the recipient's device automatically.
This new app will neither offer sharing options to the recipient. It means the person receiving the file will not be able to download or forward it to others. There could also be an anti-screenshot feature but the report mentions there is no surety about it yet. Even if the feature is made available, the recipient would still be able to click a photo or record video using another device.
Private Share app will be required on both the devices i.e. the sender and recipient. This is not surprising considering that the app will work on a unique protocol of blockchain. This is pretty much what is known about the app but we will keep you updated as more details will emerge.