Frequently asked questions

How can I securely share photos and videos stored in ente?

ente supports secure, end-to-end encrypted sharing of your photos and videos.

This allows you to share your photos and videos with only the people you want, without them being visible to anybody else. The files remain encrypted at all times, and only the people you have shared with get the decryption keys.

If the person you want to share with is already on ente, you can share an album with them by entering their email address. If they are not already on ente, you can send them an invite and then share with them after they've signed up.

Alternatively, you can also create a public link to share albums with people who are not on ente. The files are still end-to-end encrypted, so the sharing is still secure, but the decryption keys are part of the public link so keep in mind that anybody with the link will be able to share it with others.

More technical details about how the sharing feature was built, including how the public link is generated in a way where even ente does not have access to the decryption keys, are in our blog posts announcing these features. Since then, we have also added the ability to password protect public links, and configure a duration after which the link will automatically expire.

We are now working on the other requested features around sharing, including collaborative albums.