Chrome Password Manager comes in handy if you have too many login details to remember. Here’s everything you should know about it.
These days one cannot imagine his or her life without logging into different services, applications or websites. To enjoy each service, it is a must for you to log into it so that you can enjoy all its features. Now, remembering the passwords of each and every service can be a hell of a task. Many people still use their close one’s name, birthday or mobile number as their passwords. Some even keep the same password for every account. If you are one from the above-mentioned group of people, ever wondered how easy is it to hack your accounts and access your personal information.
In order to assist you with the passwords, Google introduced the Chrome Password Manager in the Chrome Web Browser. To mark the ten year anniversary of the most popular Web Browser of the time, Google released a new update in the form of Chrome 69. Chrome 69 brings many key improvements over its predecessor. It gets an updated material design, shortcuts on the homepage, built-in ad blocker and many more like such. Out of all these new features, I found the improved Chrome Password Manager to be the best. The improved password manager will now offer to automatically generate a random password when you sign up to websites for the first time.
If you are someone who is having a hard time getting your passwords remembered and is interested in the Chrome Password Manager, here is a list of everything that you must know about it.
1. Is Chrome Password Manager just limited to the desktop version?
The passwords stored in the Chrome Password Manager will be kept inside a Google Account which is securely synced across desktop and mobile versions of Chrome. This feature is available on Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Linux platforms unless you are not using the Chrome Browser.
2. How does Chrome Password Manager work?
When you’re signing up for a new account on any site and are asked to enter a password, Chrome Password Manager will generate a password for you. The generated password includes an alphabet in both upper and lower case, a number and a special character if deemed necessary. Once you save a password to your account, Chrome Password Manager will remember it and will auto-fill it every time you visit that site. Google believes that using the same password over and over again is the dumbest thing that one would have ever committed in his or her life. Hence, if you try to reuse a password that is already saved in your Google account, it will ask you to change it. However, one can ignore the caution message and go ahead reusing the same password.
3. How safe is Chrome Password Manager?
This is one of the most important topics when there is any discussion on Password Managers. Password Managers are responsible for keeping our entire life which includes life on social media, our bank account details, and other such fields. Addressing this issue, Google has rolled out this statement:
Chrome is the most secure browser in the world. Advanced technology like site isolation, sandboxing, and predictive phishing protection keep you safe from security threats. Chrome automatically updates every six weeks so you always have the latest security features and fixes. For important security bugs, we’ve pushed out a fix within 24 hours – no effort from you required. If we think something seems suspicious, you’ll see a warning. Chrome was built to be secure by default, and easy to use by everyone.
3. Is Chrome Password Manager perfect?
I am yet to come across anything which is perfect in every sense, except for my parent’s love and affection. Keeping emotional things aside, Chrome Password is not perfect. It has some flaws of its own which might not motivate you to give up your dedicated password manager for this one. Chrome Password Manager only manages the passwords inside its browser, so if you sign into various applications on the mobile phone and TV like Prime Videos, Netflix and similar then those login combinations won’t be stored in your Google Account. Saying on, if you have never used any password managers in the past, you might want to consider this.
4. How To Use Chrome Password Manager?
If the above-mentioned points were enough to garner your attention towards the Chrome Password Manager and you are wishing to use it to manage your passwords, here is how you can do it.
- You must have the Chrome Web Browser updated to the latest version. It should on version 69 at least.
- Now, open your profile from the Chrome Browser which can be accessed from the top right corner of the browser.
- From your profile, click on Passwords.
- It is from here that you can access the option to toggle on Chrome Password Manager’s different features such as saving passwords and auto fill. Toggle on the features that you wish to use.
This was everything that you need on Chrome Password Manager. I hope this article works the way it is intended to be. Let us know about your experience trying out the methods mentioned in this article in the comments section down below. In case I missed mentioning anything or if there is some topic which you want me to cover, please let me know in the comments section down below.