Chrome just got a major upgrade to make your life easier


Google’s password manager has significantly improved.

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Recently, Google released a blog post detailing various enhancements to its Password Manager service (opens in new tab). Google has been attempting for a while to compete with the finest password managers, but frequently falls short in terms of features. Google wants to elevate their platform above those offered by third parties with this most recent update.

Google Password Manager: New features 

The option to manually add passwords to the app is the largest improvement brought forth by this version. Previously, users had to enter their password whenever Google asked them to save it after signing into a website. Users may now easily add passwords manually for their frequently used log-ins by visiting the password manager.


Google also revealed that Android users can designate a shortcut for their homescreen that would immediately start Google Password Manager. Users of iOS also receive something. When Chrome is selected as your autofill provider, Google will now let iPhone users create passwords for their iOS apps.

Google Password Manager: Is it consistent across devices? 

Users will now have “a streamlined and unified management experience that’s the same in Chrome and Android settings,” according to Google, with the help of these new improvements. Even though it’s possible that things will change, that isn’t exactly the situation right now.

With one noteworthy distinction, the Google Password Managers for Chrome for Windows 10 and Android are quite similar. You cannot manually add passwords from the Google Password Manager website to the Chrome on PC Password Manager. Users must go to chrome:/settings/passwords instead, where they can manually add as many passwords as they like.


Google Password Manager: How to add a password on Chrome for Windows 10 

  • Click on Chrome:/settings/passwords.
  • Select Add under Saved Passwords by scrolling down.
  • For the password you want to add, enter the URL, username, and password.
  • press “save”

The end of that. The password is now accessible on all of your devices in your list of saved passwords.

Google Password Manager: How to add a password on Android

A few hurdles must be cleared before you can access Google Password Manager. However, the method is fairly easy to follow once you are in Google Password Manager on Android. Your saved passwords will have a “+” icon next to them. Simply click that icon and enter the login details you want to save.

Setting up a shortcut on your phone’s homescreen can make accessing Google Password Manager even easier when using an Android device. Click the gear button in the upper right corner of Password Manager to add this shortcut. You will see a section where you can add a shortcut when your Password Manager settings are opened as a result of doing this. You just need to tap it to finish.


It will be challenging to argue in favor of utilizing Password Manager versus a third-party tool until Google develops a standalone version of the service. I prefer Bitwarden because it has the greatest free tier of any password manager, in my opinion. But it’s good to see Google putting this crucial element of online security in the foreground.

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