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How to get the most out of the new Google Chrome password manager

27 mayo, 2021

The new version of Google Chrome, whose news we have already detailed, hides some interesting functions, especially related to password manager. This tool allows us to store our credentials to be able to access all the services easily and quickly, and today we are going to see how to take full advantage of it.

First of all, you should know how to access it. It is as simple as pressing the three dots in the upper right area of ​​the browser, selecting “Settings” and locating “Passwords”. You can also do it by copying and pasting “chrome: // settings / passwords” in the search bar.

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A quick look at Chrome’s new password manager

The first thing we find when accessing the password manager is the option that allows us configure Chrome to save (or not) passwords. If you want to use it, you will have to enable it. The switch will turn blue when it is.

Google password manager

What advantage does this have? Than passwords they will sync with all the devices you use Chrome on and you are signed in with your Google account, including Android smartphones.

Below we have the option of automatic start, which will allow us to enter any service, see Facebook or Netflix, without having to enter the password each time we access. It can be useful if we have different passwords for each website (something recommended).

Just below this section we found the saved passwords. Here you can see the URL of the web, the username / email you have used and the hidden password. If you click on the eye on the right you can show it to remember it or copy it and use it. You can save as many credentials as you want, there is no limit.

Finally, at the very end, the websites where you have decided never to save your password. If you click on the X that appears to the right of each one, you will delete it and, when you access the web again, you will be able to choose again whether or not to save the password.

Let’s do stock, how to save passwords in Chrome manager?

Save passwords in Google If the pop-up is not displayed when you log in, you can invoke it by clicking on the key icon.

Saving passwords in Google Chrome couldn’t be easier. Simply access any website, Facebook for example, and log in. In theory it should a pop-up will appear asking if you want to save the password, but if it doesn’t, just press the key icon that appears to the right of the search bar. Select “Save.” If you are already logged in, you will have to close it and log back in for the password manager to detect it.

It is important to note that only one account can be remembered per service.

It is important to note that only one account can be remembered per service. You can store multiple accounts, but the password manager will only remind you of one. To select the one you want to be remembered by default, you just have to press the arrow down and choose the one you prefer.

If you want to take all your Google passwords to a file to save them on your computer’s hard drive, you can export them by pressing the three dots to the right of the “Saved passwords” section. That will generate a .csv file with all the credentials.

Don’t think of passwords, let Google do it for you

Secure password When registering an account with a service, Google will suggest a strong password that will be saved in your account automatically

One of the new features of Google Chrome 69 is the generation of strong passwords. When you go to sign up for a new service, just click on the “Password” field for the browser to suggest a secure type “yUaq4YV8pW93Nmc”.

If you click on it, the field will be filled in automatically and, when registering the account, the password will be saved in the browser so that you always have it at hand.

Syncing with Android using Smart Lock

Passwords saved in Chrome’s password manager can be used in some supported Android apps. Facebook and Netflix, for example, are among them. To do this, you must have the “Remember password” and “Log in automatically” function activated.

Smart Lock Android If you turn on Smart Lock, the passwords that you have saved in Google Chrome can be used to log in to some compatible applications on Android.

Once that is done, on your Android mobile, go to the “Google Settings” app or, if you can’t find it, go to “Settings”> “Google”. Once there do scroll down, locate “Smart Lock for Passwords” and turn it on. That way, if you download a compatible app, Smart Lock will fill in the username and password fields automatically. In the same way, it will allow you to save the password of a new app to use it in its desktop version.

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