If you’re terrible at making your passwords the right strength, let alone remembering them once you do, Google Password Manager just updated a lot of its services for you.
You can use the Google Password Manager autofill option on the Chrome browser, which allows the browser to remember your passwords for all the sites you visit, for some time. And Google Password Manager was also able to create unique and strong passwords for you online.
But now the platform has been updated so you can also add passwords directly to the app, the company said in a blog post . Previously, you could only add passwords to Google Password Manager when Google prompted you when you entered your password and signed in to a new site; now you can manually add passwords at any time.
The update also made the app a bit easier for Android users, who can create a shortcut on their home screen to instantly launch Google Password Manager. For iOS users, you can use your iPhone to generate passwords for your apps when you set Chrome as the default autofill provider.
According to Google’s blog post, the features were developed at the Google Safety Engineering Center, where privacy and security experts review all of their work. “Of course, our efforts to create a safer web are a truly global effort – from our early work on 2-step verification to our future investments in technologies like access keys – and these updates we rolling out over the next few months are an important part of this work,” the blog said.
How to Add Passwords to Google Password Manager
Google Password Manager is an integrated online security tool. It’s built into every device you’re signed in to with your Google Chrome account. Not only does it suggest strong and unique passwords, but it also automatically remembers all the passwords you’ve created so far.
In this guide, we’ll walk through the process of adding a password to Google Password Manager when you first create an account on a website. Additionally, we’ll show you some workarounds for manually adding passwords.
Add a password to Google Password Manager when creating an account
Google Password Manager stores all your login information and suggests new passwords when you create new profiles with your Google Account. It is also enabled by default, so you do not have to do anything to activate this online security system. Keep in mind that you must have a Google Account to use Google Password Manager. After creating an account, each time you sign up on a new website and create a username and password, the Google Password Manager window will appear in the upper right corner of Chrome.
If you want to use Google Password Manager, you will need to sync all of your Google Account information. If you choose to enable the sync feature, all your passwords, bookmarks, and search history will be synced across all your devices. This feature is also useful in cases where you lose or upgrade to a new device. All of your passwords will be imported as soon as you sign in to your Google account on your new device.
To add a password to Google Password Manager when creating a new account, follow the steps below:
- Open the website where you will create a new account.
- Follow the prompts to create a new account.
- Enter your username and password.
- Save Passwords? will appear in the upper right corner. Click on Save .
That’s all we can say about it. Each time you visit this website, you will be able to automatically log in to your account. If you have synced your account information with other devices, you will also be able to do so on your phone, laptop, etc.
To make sure you have enabled the sync feature, here is what you need to do:
- Open Chrome on your laptop or computer.
- Click on your profile picture in the upper right corner.
- Go to Turn on sync and turn it on.
- Re-enter your email address and password for your Google account.
If the Turn on sync is not there, then you have already activated it. From then on, you can view, edit, copy, and delete saved passwords. This is how it’s done:
- Click on your profile picture in the upper right corner.
- Proceed to the Manage your Google Account on the pop-up window.
- Select Security from the left sidebar.
- Scroll down to Signing in to other sites .
- Click the arrow next to Password Manager. You will see all the sites and apps for which you have saved passwords.
- Choose the site for which you want to display the password.
Here you can edit, delete, view and copy passwords.
There is another way to view all the passwords Google Password Manager has saved so far:
- Open Google Chrome.
- Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Select Settings from the drop-down menu.
- Go to Autofill in the left sidebar.
- Go to Passwords .
- Scroll down to see Saved Passwords.
If you want to remove some passwords from the list of saved passwords, just click the X button to the right of each password. Below, you’ll also find a list of passwords you’ve told Google never to save. They can be removed from the list in the same way.
Add password to Google Password Manager manually
Although there is no direct way to manually add a password to Google Password Manager, there are a few workarounds. One method is to bulk import your passwords. Here’s how it’s done:
- Open Google Chrome.
- Go to your profile picture in the upper right corner.
- Choose Manage your Google Account .
- Click on Security in the left sidebar.
- Scroll down to Password Manager under Signing in to other sites .
- Go to the Settings in the upper right corner.
- Click on the Export next to the Export passwords . This will download a CSV file called Google Passwords.
- Open the CSV file.
- Add a URL, username, and password in the columns.
- Go back to Google Password Manager and click on the Import button .
- Select the Google Passwords from your computer.
Once done, you will be able to add a new password to Google Password Manager. Another method is to use the suggested password feature:
- Open Google Chrome and go to the website where you want to create a new account.
- Enter your username or email address.
- Right-click the password box or field.
- Choose Suggest password… from the context menu.
- Select Use suggested password.
- Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of Chrome and go to Settings.
- Continue to Autofill in the left sidebar.
- Click Password.
- Under Saved Passwords, find the site where you just created an account.
- Click on the three dots next to this password.
- Choose Edit password.
- Type your new password in the window.
- Go to Save .
This method is quick and easy, and you can use it on any website. The third method of manually adding a password to Google Password Manager includes the command prompt. You should only use it if you are already familiar with the command prompt and only if you have a Windows PC.
- Launch the Command Prompt application on your Windows.
- Copy this command: cd C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplication .
- Paste it into the command prompt window and press the Enter button on your keyboard.
- Do the same with this command: chrome.exe -enable-features=PasswordImport .
- Open Google Chrome and click on the three dots in the upper right corner.
- Choose Settings from the drop-down menu.
- Go to Autofill then Passwords.
- Switch to Saved Passwords and click on the three dots on the right side.
- Select Export from the menu.
- Add a URL, username, and password to the CSV file.
Once done, your Google Password Manager will automatically update. Even though the command prompt method may seem complicated, it will only take a few minutes.
Use your own passwords on Google Password Manager
Google Password Manager is a useful tool that stores all your login information. You can use it to save all your passwords, and you can also add passwords manually. Then you have the option to view, edit and delete all of your saved passwords.
Have you added a password to Google Password Manager before? What method did you use? Let us know in the comments section below.