Remembering passwords is always cumbersome no matter how good of a memory you possess. Especially, in the times where all of us are creating accounts on uncountable websites and only visit a handful of them on a daily basis.
One of the early solutions to it was using a 3rd party password manager. Though it came with its own set of security concerns, as some were skeptical on the accountability factor of storing such sensitive information on such 3rd party applications.
It took a while, but the big players came along with guzzling all their big guns and Google introduced its own password manager. It is offered as a Google account feature, and it’s also built-in right into Chrome for its users to free them from the hassle of remembering passwords.
Though a lot many people are using password manager by Google or in Chrome. Not a lot of them know how to edit or update saved passwords. In any case, either you want to start using a password manager or want to know how to edit or update them. We are at your disposal.
Chrome Password Manager
To edit or view your saved passwords, click on the kebab menu (three-vertical-dots) situated in the upper right corner of the screen. Next, click on the ‘Settings’ option from the list.
Now, click on the ‘You and Google’ option from the sidebar. It is usually the first option.
After that, click on the ‘Passwords’ option under the ‘Autofill’ category pane.
Next, to edit or update saved passwords. Locate the specific site from the list of saved passwords and click on kebab menu (three-vertical-dots) of that individual listing.
After that, click on ‘Edit password option from the list.
The next step would be to enter your Windows or macOS user account password depending on the system you are using to access the saved password in Chrome password manager.
Now, to edit or update the saved passwords in Chrome. First, click on the eye icon present right next to the password field to make it visible, and then make the changes you want.
After performing your desired changes to the password. Click on the ‘Save’ button to apply your changes for Chrome.
Google Password Manager Website
All your saved passwords in Chrome are synced to your Google account and are accessible from the Google Password website. You can access it from anywhere, on any device, and any web browser (not just Chrome) to view or edit your passwords.
First, go to passwords.google.com and log in to your account. Now locate the website you wish to change the password to and click on it from the list available on the screen.
Now, click on the ‘Edit’ option to make the desired changes to your password.
Next, to view your password, click on the ‘crossed out eye icon’. After that, make the desired changes.
Now, to apply the changes, click on the ‘Save’ button.
Bonus Tips for using Chrome Password Manager
You are in for a treat! Here are some bonus tips for you to manage and use your passwords more efficiently.
Google also offers to check your passwords to inform if the password is too weak or if it has been leaked in a potential data breach. It also recommends you the protective measure to resolve it.
To let google check your passwords. Go to ‘You and Google’ option from the settings, as we did in earlier step.
Now, click on the ‘Check Passwords’ button to let the Google perform an analysis.
Now, if there is any potential threat. Chrome will show you the warning. Click on the ‘carat’ icon to see the potential issue and take the recommended steps from Google to resolve them.
Well, once you have enabled auto sign-in. Google will automatically sign you in on the websites it has saved passwords.
To enable it, go to the ‘You and Google’ option from the settings as we did earlier in this guide. Now, toggle the switch for the ‘Auto Sign-in’ field and that’s it.
Note: Auto Sign-in feature is only available in Chrome at the time of writing this article.
Import or Export Passwords
Google also lets you import or export your passwords, if you shall require.
Note: At the time of writing this article, only the Google Password Manager website has an option to Import or Export passwords.
First, go to passwords.google.com, and log in to your account. After that, click on the ‘gear’ icon situated at the top section of the screen to enter password options.
Now click on the ‘Export’ or ‘Import’ button as per your requirement. However, as of now Google Password Manager only supports a CSV file upload for importing passwords.
Many a time there comes a situation when you have to log in to your account from an unknown machine, and if you are aware of keyloggers you know how big of a threat it possesses.
Though, Google has your back here. It can let you copy and paste your account log-in information to bypass the keylogger situation.
First, go to passwords.google.com and log in to your account. Now click on the website from the list you want to get the password.
After that, click on the copy icon on the password or username field as per your requirement, which you can then paste to your desired location.
Using this guide you can now efficiently manage your passwords in password managers available from Google. Now go and be free, since you no longer have to remember any complex passwords!