While saving passwords in browsers isn’t recommended, Google now ensures it does remain safe in its Chrome browser. With the latest release, Google introduces some notable feature upgrades in its password manager available for Android devices and Chrome browsers.
New Google Chrome Password Manager Exhibits Many Feature Upgrades
According to a recent post from Patrick Nepper, Google Chrome Group Product Manager, the tech giant has launched some major feature upgrades in its Password Manager.
Briefly, Google Chrome password manager will now boast five new features, facilitating users in managing secure account logins. These include,
- Dedicated setting and desktop shortcut: Google Chrome users will get a clear option for the Password Manager in Chrome browsers. Users can find this menu under the “chrome://password-manager/passwords” setting. Besides, users can also add a dedicated Google Password Manager shortcut on their desktops for quick access.
- Biometric authentication for desktop users: The latest password manager release allows users to enable more authentication methods (biometric/facial recognition) even on their desktops. However, this setting will predominantly rely on the computer’s operating system’s support for other authentication methods.
- Add Notes feature: Google Password Manager now has an “add note” feature to let users quickly save important information.
- Password import feature: While most contemporary password managers support a password import feature to let users move their saved passwords quickly, Google Password Manager previously lacked it. However, with the latest update, the tool will empower users to move their saved passwords from other password managers to Google via a simple .csv file.
- Weak password detection for iOS: For iOS users, Google Password Manager offers a “Password Checkup” tool that flags reused and weak passwords alongside breached ones.
This new update comes weeks after Google announced “PassKeys” roll-out supporting passwordless authentication. With Passkeys, Google aims to promote secure account logins in tandem with regular passwords. And now, the latest changes in the password manager will further help Google users to manage their accounts’ safety.
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