Most people who use Google Chrome browser are ignorant of majority of the features. One of the features that most people are ignorant of is the Google Chrome password generator. We will ensure we tell you what it is and how you can enable & use Google Chrome password generator. I bet you will be glad you did.
Though previously existing in older versions of the browser, Google has redefined the Chrome Password Management functionality to be more easily accessible and easy to use. Essentially, Chrome Password Management functionality is divided into two parts: a built-in password generator and a Smart Lock password manager.
How To Enable & Use Google Chrome Password Generator
To enable & use Google Chrome password generator, you will need to follow the steps I will outline below here.
- The first thing to do is to sign-in to your Google account in Chrome. To do that, got to your Chrome settings menu (alternatively, type chrome://settings into the address bar)
- Click on “Sign in to Chrome“, input your Google account details and sign-in accordingly.
- Once signed in, the next step is to enable the Password Generation feature from the list of Chrome’s Experimental features.
- Type chrome://flags into the address bar to open the Experiments Tab.
- Search for Password Generation using the search bar at the top.
- Turn the feature on by changing it from “Default” to “Enabled“.
- This will prompt you to restart Chrome by clicking the “Relaunch Now” button.
- Upon relaunch, the Password Generator function will be enabled and Chrome will suggest you strong passwords henceforward.
How To Use The Google Chrome Password Generator
Now you have enabled the Google Chrome password generator, what next? This is how it works in simple terms.
- Whenever you are on a website that require password, a new password from Google Chrome will be generated for you to use. This is quite optional, if you want.
- In some cases, it fails to generate the password for you. What do you do then? When you enter into the password column, right click. Then click on “Generate password”.
- A new password will be automatically generated for you. Remember it is optional also.
What if I Can’t Remember The Password?
Don’t worry. Google Chrome has you covered. You can use the Google’s Smart Lock password manager. How does it work?
Google’s Smart Lock password manager
If you click on the generated password, it will automatically be inserted into both the password and password confirmation fields. This password will also be saved to Google’s Smart Lock password manager so that Chrome, and other devices you are logged into, can automatically log you into the site the next time you visit.
Generated passwords are stored in Google’s Smart Lock. Should you need to login to a website on another browser but can’t remember your login details, you can access your generated (and other) passwords on the Smart Lock portal by visiting https://passwords.google.com or chrome://settings/passwords in your Chrome address bar.
This will show you a list of apps or websites and their respective passwords. You can also disable (or enable) Auto Sign-in from the Smart Lock portal.
Tip: To know if the password of the current webpage you’re on is saved in Google Chrome’s Smart Lock, a “Key” will be displayed at the end of the address bar.
How To manage Your Generated Password
To manage your stored passwords
- You can either go to https://passwords.google.com or to the chrome://settings/passwords page in Chrome.
- From here you can disable auto sign-in, view any saved passwords, and saved account credentials.
- Unfortunately, unless a username was saved at the same time as the password, there is no way to edit it later. So, ensure you add both password and username before saving.
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