Google Chrome already has a handy password manager built-in. When you’re asked to sign in, you can have your browser save and fill up passwords for other sites. Here’s how to keep track of all the passwords you’ve saved in Chrome.
How to Use Chrome to Save a Password
- Making sure that password saving is enabled is the first step in managing your saved passwords. The passwords menu is where you do it.
- To get to it, go to the top right corner of your screen and click on your profile image, then on the small key icon. In the Omnibox (the address bar), type chrome:/settings/passwords and press Enter.
- Toggle the “Offer to Save Passwords” switch to the on position (it should be on by default).
- Now go to a website that requires you to log in, enter your credentials, and sign in. Chrome will ask you if you want to save your password after you submit the form. “Save” should be selected. The site is added to a “Never Saved” passwords list if you click “Never.” Below, we’ll show you how to delete a website from the “Never Saved” list.
- If you stored the password, Chrome will automatically fill in the sign-in form the next time you visit that site’s sign-in page. If you have more than one username and password saved for a single site, select the one you wish to use by clicking the field.
How to Remove a Site From the “Never Saved” List
- Here’s how to remove a site from the exceptions list if you unintentionally chose “Never” when Chrome asked if you wanted to save your password to it. When you remove a site, you’ll be offered the opportunity to store your password the next time you sign in.
- By clicking your profile image in the top right corner and selecting the little key, you can access the passwords menu. Alternatively, put chrome:/settings/passwords into the Omnibox and press Enter.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see “Never Saved.” This is a list of all the websites you’ve blocked in Chrome’s stored passwords list.
- Scroll through the sites until you find the entry that you inadvertently added to this list, then click the X to the right of the URL.
- The entry vanishes, and it is released from purgatory. Chrome will now ask you if you want to save your password every time you check in to that site.
How to View Saved Passwords
- Open the passwords menu by clicking your profile image in the top right corner, then clicking the little key again to get a list of all the usernames and passwords saved to Chrome. You may also use the Omnibox to type chrome:/settings/passwords and push Enter.
- Scroll down to the “Saved Passwords” section in the new tab to see a list of all the usernames and passwords you’ve saved to Chrome.
- Click the eye icon to see the password in plain form.
- If your computer is password-protected, you must first give the password to view it. You’ll need to provide the PIN if you’ve put one up.
How to Export Passwords that Have Been Saved
- If you need to export the entire list of usernames and passwords for whatever reason, Chrome also allows you to do so.
- Because everything exported is kept in a CSV file, which isn’t secured and can be read as plain text when viewed, we don’t advocate exporting your passwords unless you know what you’re doing or if you have to.
- Choose the options menu next to “Saved Passwords” in Chrome’s Passwords menu, then click “Export Passwords.”
- You’re asked to validate the export of your passwords because the file is human-readable, which poses a significant security risk.
- You’ll be requested to enter your computer’s PIN or password to confirm this activity once again while accessing sensitive information.
- Click “Save” after selecting a safe location to save your file.
How to Delete Passwords That Have Been Saved
- If you unintentionally stored a password but no longer have access to that account or simply don’t want it kept, you may erase it from Chrome just as easily as you saved it.
- Click the settings icon (three dots) next to the password you want to erase in the Passwords settings menu, then click “Remove.”
- The password you’ve chosen will be erased right away. A window will warn you of the change, and you may click undo to recover your password if you unintentionally erased it.
- You’ll need to go to Chrome’s Settings menu to erase every entry from your passwords list. Then select “Settings” from the three dots in the upper right. You can also use the Omnibox to type chrome:/settings/ and press Enter.
- Click “Security and Privacy” on the right-hand side of the Settings menu after you’ve arrived there.
- Continue scrolling down until you find “Clear Browsing Data,” and then click it.
- Click the “Advanced” tab in the window, then select “All time” from the Time Range option, check “Passwords,” and then “Clear Data.” There’s no going back, so make sure you’re sure you want to remove them all before continuing.