Everyone knows that online password manager is a handy tool that can save you loads of trouble, not to mention also protects your online activity from data theft or phishing – or even hacking. But do you know that Google Chrome has its own password manager feature? Not many of computer users know that such feature exists. It may not be as highly sophisticated as other password managers, but at least it is enough to provide more secured and safe feature for your online activities.
Chrome Password Manager
The importance of online password manager is to enable auto save and storage of your username and password from any websites that you have visited so you won’t have to do the same thing when you are back to the same sites later on. Another cool thing about this Google Chrome password manager is the fact that it is related to Google Account, so you should be able to use it no matter what kinds of devices you are using.
So, how do you activate this password manager feature? Simply follow these steps and you are good to go.
1. Choose the Menu option from the browser toolbar. Go for Settings option.
2. Choose Show Advanced Settings
3. You should be able to see Password and Forms section. Look for the options Offer to save your web passwords and make to click on the checkbox to activate it. Once you do so, your Chrome will save your password whenever you log into new site.
What if you want to use Chromebook when you are online active at school or work? Well, it depends on the network administrator – who may have changed the regular setting, so the steps above won’t work. Browse more if you want to learn about using or changing managed Chromebook.
The tricks don’t stop here as you can learn about various ways to manage the password as well as viewing the saved ones in your Chrome browser. Sometimes, you want to see the passwords you have stored and yet you can’t really remember them all – because there are too many of them. Well, in case you want to view your own forgotten passwords, there are ways to do so and it doesn’t require you to be a rocket scientist.
Here are the steps to do it:
1. Open the Chrome browser and choose Settings. You can also type in chrome://settings on the address bar and press on Enter.
2. Choose Show Advanced Settings, go to Passwords and Forms section, and click on the link on Manage Passwords.
3. You will be presented with lists of saves passwords that come in asterisk marks. If you want to view them, click on the option Show.
4. You will be asked to type in your Windows log in password. This is additional safety feature by Chrome. If the password is correct, you can view the passwords.
Once you have managed to come to this step, you can manage the saved passwords or delete them – the option is yours. When you are given the option to save the password and you choose the option Never for this site, the password won’t be kept or saves and the site will be included into the password lists that are not saved. If you want to, you can also remove the URLs. Don’t forget to press on Done when you are finished. Feel free if you want to sync it with your Google Account.
Chrome Password Generator
You have learned about managing your passwords, but what if you want to activate the Password Generator? Yes, this generator will help you forming out complicated and not-so-easy passwords so you can enjoy safer online activities. Keep in mind that you should differentiate password manager and password generator.
Here are the steps to activate the generator:
1. Log in with Google Account.
2. You should see checked Password If not, check it. when you do so, Chrome will automatically sync the passwords
3. Type in chrome://flags right on the address bar, then press Enter
4. Press CTRL + F together to activate the search bar and type in Enable password generation
5. The setting will be presented to you as Default. Choose Enabled and click on the button RelaunchNow. Your password generator is active!
From now on, Chrome will automatically suggest and generated password for you whenever you Sign Up to any sites on the web. It will also store your password into Google saved passwords and autofill it for you so that you don’t have to remember it any longer.
If you have tried it and using it, sounds off in the comments below!