Secure Shared Folders: get teamwork done faster and safer: Peerio
November 28, 2018

Secure Shared Folders: get teamwork done faster and safer

Ever try finding one file in the torrent of work files shared in chat? Unless you’re some kind of Search Samurai, it can be a nightmare. If you’re like most people, you’ll end up wasting half the day digging through your old chats. What was that file called again? Which channel was that convo in? That’s why (unlike other team messaging apps) Peerio lets you store and organize all your files in folders. Handy, right?

Today we’ve taken our folder functionality to the next level. We’re excited to introduce Shared Folders, a new way to collaborate with your teammates in a secure, end-to-end encrypted workspace.

Here are 3 ways Shared Folders can help your team work better together:

1. Secure confidential files in a central encrypted hub

Whether it’s for a whole department or a specific project, you can now put multiple files in one secure folder, and share that folder with teams who need access. No more Michaels from accounting asking, “Hey, can you send me that Acme bill again?” for the fourth time. Everyone who has access will find the most up-to-date version of the file in your secure shared folder.

2. Share a folder across teams

Let’s say you’ve got a big website redesign and several teams are working on it together:

  • Designers are creating new visual assets and need to share them with developers
  • Accounting needs to see the invoices for new tools from multiple teams
  • And the project manager needs access to everything

Rather than sending images to the developers and a spreadsheet to accounting, and another copy to the project manager, you can now share a folder!

Adding new users to Shared Folders is easy:

How add users to a Shared Folder in Peerio

Need to remove someone from a Shared Folder? No problem. It’s as simple as a click of a button.

How remove someone from a Shared Folder in Peerio

3. Keep teams in sync

Members of a Shared Folder can save changes directly to a shared file within that folder. This way everyone on the project has the most up-to-date version of the files they need, when they need it.

We built Peerio’s Shared Folders functionality to help your team protect privacy and secure valuable data without slowing down your collaboration workflow. And because we’re an end-to-end encrypted workspace, your team’s sensitive information is protected from hackers and corporate snoops. Even if a hacker breaches our server, all your data is undecipherable without your key. As always, all your files and messages are end-to-end encrypted by default. No one else has access. Not even us.

Shared Folders is now available for everyone on mobile and desktop. Be sure to download the latest version of Peerio.

If you have questions, message us at @support on Peerio or help@support.peerio.com

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