GOOGLE has introduced new features to their Password Manager that will make browsing safer and more streamlined.
Google’s updates are applicable on all platforms, with some features made specifically for the iPhone and Android.
Google’s changes to the browser give the user more autonomy over their Password Manager.
Users can manually add passwords to their inventory – previously, Google would only bank passwords when the user signed in on a given site.
Google also says they have upgraded their Password Checkup technology, which evaluates the strength of your passwords against hacks and guesses.
Password Checkup will notify users if their password is weak or reused, or compromised altogether – on Android, users can have Google automatically reset the flagged password.
The Password Manager the content and interface will now match on the Android and desktop Chrome browsers.
“With this release, we’re rolling out a simplified and unified management experience that’s the same in Chrome and Android settings,” Google Chrome Product Manager Ali Sarraf wrote in a Keyword blog.
The Password Manager is also accessible with a nifty new home screen shortcut for the Android.
Google Chrome can also execute the Touch-to-Fill function on the Android, which fills in a username and password from the Password Manager with a tap.
Google is bringing updates to Chrome users with iPhones as well.
A password generator feature is being added to the Chrome for iOS package for users that enable Chrome as their autofill provider.
Ultimately, the updates to Password Manager are a step on the road to an internet powered by passkeys.
Passkeys will one day eliminate the need to remember passwords by authenticating sign-ins with a second device.