Did you know that Chrome can create and remember strong/secure passwords for you? In this article, I’ll show you how. I don’t generally recommend using browsers to save passwords; it’s far better to use a dedicated password manager, such as Bitwarden.
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That said, browser password managers are improving and I do recognize the convenience factor. I also cannot ignore the fact that many people do use their browsers for this purpose and it is at least preferable to some other methods, such as maintaining a list of passwords in plain text on their device, for example. Trust me, that does happen. Here then is the tip for Chrome users who save their passwords in the browser’s password manager.
Create Strong Passwords In Chrome
This is assuming you are signed in to your Google account with sync enabled.
Click on your profile and then click the key icon just under your username.
In the menu that opens, make sure the Offer to save passwords option is switched ON.
Now, next time you visit a website where you want to create an account, Chrome will generate a very strong password for you.
Go to the site where you want to create an account and click to sign-up. After filling in your details Chrome will then suggest a very strong password. Click the password and it will be input into the password field.
NOTE: If a suggested password does not automatically appear, right-click within the password field and click on the Suggest password option.
That’s it. The new very strong password will be saved in Chrome’s password manager and automatically entered whenever you sign in to that account, no need for you to remember the password.