Google Chrome is the mainstay browser for many people. In fact, it usually replaces the default application found on computers and cellphones.
This browser application made by Google is indeed very suitable for various needs. In it there are a number of features that can make it easier for users to access important web pages in everyday life.
Password manager is one of them. Basically, this very useful feature has armed Chrome applications for computers and mobile phones.
By using Chrome support, users can save passwords from visited sites so that they can log in more easily at a later date.
The presence of a password manager in the Chrome browser can make it easier for users to peek at passwords when they forget but want to enter a site on another device.
How to see the passwords stored in the Chrome browser? For those of you who don’t know, here’s how to do it on a computer or mobile device.
The Password Manager on Google Chrome
When logging into a site for the first time, the Chrome application basically offers to save credential data (such as account names and passwords) through a pop-up window.
You can press the Save button contained in it if you want to agree to it. Later, the associated account credentials will be automatically saved into your browser which can then be synced to your Google account.
In addition to making it easier for users to re-enter the site, Chrome browser’s unique support can also make it easier for users to manage passwords such as viewing, deleting, editing, and exporting them.
How to Manage Passwords in Google Chrome
1. Open the Google Chrome browser
2. Tap More Menu (dot icon) next to the site address field
3. Select the Settings menu
4. Enter the Passwords section
5. Find and select the site you want to check in the Password subsection
6. Click the button with the eye icon
7. Enter the PIN or passcode used on the cellphone if requested
Apart from seeing it, you can also directly copy the password from the linked site to another application by tapping the Copy button located to the right of the eye icon.
On the same page, you will also find the Delete button. Which with this option, you can delete a number of unused passwords from the Chrome browser.
1. Access the Settings page from the Google Chrome application on the cellphone you are using
2. Click on the Passwords menu
3. Find and select the site you want to delete from the list provided in the Password section
4. Click the Delete button (trash can icon) located at the top
Automatically, the site name and its credentials will disappear from the list in the Password section. Thus, you certainly need to type in your username and password again if you want to log back in.
Not only viewing and deleting them, the Chrome app password manager for its unique mobile device also comes with a special feature that can be used to export passwords in text.
1. Visit the Settings page of the Google Chrome application in use
2. Enter the Passwords section
3. Then tap More menu (dot icon) at the top right corner of the page
4. Select the Export passwords option
5. Enter your PIN or passcode if asked
6. Click the Export passwords button in the pop-up that appears
7. Select a destination for exporting
There are many options to choose from when you want to export the password into text. You can even send it directly via Bluetooth, WhatsApp, to Email or save it to cloud services such as Google Drive or One Drive.
Managing passwords stored in Chrome can also be done by computer users. Even interestingly, the features in it are even more complete than the mobile version.
Google Chrome For Computers
1. Open the Google Chrome browser on your computer
2. Type chrome: // settings / passwords in the URL field and press the Enter key
3. Look for the Saved Passwords section
4. Select the Show button (eye icon) next to the site name with the password you want to see
5. Type your computer PIN or password according to the Windows login method you are using
Although all stored data will be displayed in a list, interestingly only the passwords from the linked sites will be displayed when using the above method.
Deleting unused passwords can also be done on a special Chrome application for computers. In more detail, you can listen to the following reviews to do this.
1. Visit the chrome: // settings / passwords page using the Google Chrome app
2. Scroll until you reach the Saved Password section then look for the site in question
3. Click the More Menu (dot icon) which is located to the right of the site name
4. Tap the Remove option to delete the password data
What is very interesting is that the password manager feature available in the computer version of the Chrome application can not only be used to view or delete data. You will also find options for editing it.
1. Open the chrome: // settings / passwords page on the Google Chrome application on your computer
2. Scroll to the Saved Password section and tap More Menu on the data you want to edit
3. Select the Edit Password option
4. Enter the new computer PIN or password according to what is used
5. Change the username and password as desired
6. Click on Save
Editing passwords can be very useful for those of you who have just updated all of your credentials to keep your account safe from attacks by irresponsible people who are now rife everywhere.
The Chrome application on the computer also has a password export feature like what the mobile version offers. You can also use this option via the password management page.
1. Access chrome: // settings / passwords using the Google Chrome application on your computer
2. Find and select the More Menu button which is located in line with the subsection of Saved Passwords
3. Click Export passwords
4. Tap the Export passwords button again on the pop-up that appears
5. Confirm with a computer PIN or password according to what you are using
6. Change the save location and file name if necessary
7. Click on Save
All password data will be listed in the newly created file. Therefore, you need to save it tightly so that your account doesn’t just leak to the public.
Besides being able to do it locally, like what happened to the Chrome application on a cellphone or computer, managing passwords can also be done through Google Password Manager if you previously activated the sync option with a Google account.
How to Manage Google Password Manager
1. Visit the https://passwords.google.com/ page using a browser
2. Sign in with your Google account if needed
3. Select the site you want to peek at.
4. Verify by entering the password from the Google account once again
5. Click the crossed eye icon to see the password
Google Password Manager will make it easier for those of you who like to switch devices. In fact, you don’t need to be tied to one type because it can be accessed through any browser.
Especially in it, there are several features that are no less interesting, such as Chrome’s local password manager. You one of them will also find a feature to delete data.
1. Open Google Password Manager at https://passwords.google.com/
2. Log in with the account you have if needed
3. Select the site you want to delete
4. Verify using your Google account password if prompted
5. Click the Delete button
Since it is synchronized for all devices, you have to be careful when going through this process. When done successfully, the data will disappear from all devices connected to the Google account.
Just like when deleting data, you can visit the https://passwords.google.com/ page to edit passwords and account names for certain sites.
1. Log in to the Google Password Manager page
2. Select the site in question and verify using a Google account password
3. Tap the Edit button
4. Change the desired data and then click Save
By using this method, you can update the password data that you use on various devices as long as everything is synchronized with the associated Google account.
Viewing, deleting, editing, and exporting passwords stored in Chrome are quite easy. It’s just that, it is possible that you will encounter several problems. Therefore, don’t hesitate to ask questions in the comments column.