In the grand scheme of things online, everyone has to use and remember their passwords for almost anything that has a service on the internet. Whether it’s your Google account, social media account, streaming services account or even any of your entertainment services – an account with your username or email and a password is quite important. Along with having a ton of accounts online, it is important to have a strong and secure password.
However, the disadvantage of having a strong and secure password is that not everyone is able to remember such complex passwords easily. Thankfully, Google Chrome – the world’s most used web browser has a password manager that is built right into the browser itself. We will be showing you how you can enable and use the Password Manager on Google Chrome.
Before we get started with how you can make use of Google Password Manager on Chrome, there are certain things that you will need to have in order to proceed with using the Google Password Manager.
- The latest version of Google Chrome on your PC
- A Google Account
How to Access Google Password Manager in Google Chrome
Here are the steps that you can follow to launch and use Google Password Manager on your Google Chrome web browser. While you can use the password manager on any other browser, it simply works better using Google Chrome over any other web browser out there.
- Launch Google Chrome on your PC and make sure that you have signed in with your Google Account. Without your Google Account, you will not be able to make use of the Google Password Manager.
- Now, head over to the Google Password Manager page. You can click on the three dots menu icon and select the Google Password Manager option or click on this link to go directly to the page.
- Once you are signed in, the Google Password Manager will now display all the passwords that have been saved to your Google account right away.
- Even passwords that have been saved on the mobile version of Chrome will be displayed here provided you have signed into the same account on both devices.
Manage Your Login Credentials With Google Password Manager
While all your passwords are displayed easily, did you know that you can easily edit and update all the passwords that have been saved in Google Password Manager? Yes, you can easily do that by following these steps.
- First, you need to choose which password and email or username you plan to change. Once decided, simply click on it.
- Now, you should see the details for the website, your email, username, and password text boxes right away.
- At the bottom, you can see two buttons: Edit and Delete.
- Clicking on the Delete button will delete this saved password from the Google Password Manager.
- If you click on the Edit button, you can easily make changes to the username and password for the particular account right away.
Check If Your Passwords Are Secure
The problem with having your account and passwords is that during a website breach or attack, there can be possibilities that your passwords might have leaked when the service was attacked. Thankfully, with the Google Password Manager, you can easily check and see if your passwords are strong, or weak, or if they have been compromised right away. Oh, and all of this can be done for free.
- Visit the Google Password Manager’s page. You can click on this link to take you directly to the password manager.
- At the very top of the page itself, you should be seeing a Password Checkup banner.
- Click on the blue text that says Go To Password Checkup.
- It will now take you to a page where the password manager will tell you that it will check for passwords saved to your Google account have been compromised or not.
- Click on the blue button that says Check Passwords.
- It will now ask you to sign in with your Google account. This is done to verify that only the owner of the said account is making use of this feature.
- Once signed in, it will display if there are passwords that are compromised, how many accounts are using the same passwords as well as how many other accounts seem to be using weak passwords.
- You can click on each category and then change the password right away.
Adjust Google Password Manager Settings
Additionally, you can also adjust a good number of settings for the Google Password Manager. Here is how you can get to the settings page for the password manager.
- Head to the Google Password Manager using this link.
- Once you have signed in, click on the top right Settings gear icon at the top right.
- Over here, you can switch on the toggles to let the password manager save your passwords, automatically sign into websites, and also give you alerts in case your password has been compromised.
- The Settings page also allows you to export and import your passwords to and from Google Password Manager.
- Also, you can choose to encrypt your passwords before they get saved to your device which helps to secure your passwords at all times.
- On this page, you will also see the websites that you have offered to decline saving passwords with Google Password Manager.
This concludes everything you need to know and how you can make use of the Google Password Manager on your Google Chrome web browser. This is a good way to securely store your passwords as well as check for any compromises with your passwords. Sure there are a good number of open-source password manager alternatives out there, but if you are someone that relies on a lot of Google products and services for most of your work, then the Google Password Manager is good enough for your needs. And, it’s also free.