Google Updates Password Manager: In an effort to compete with standalone services like 1Password and Bitwarden, Google has updated the built-in password manager for Chrome and Android, the firm revealed today. The option to actively add passwords to the service, as opposed to merely relying on Chrome’s offer to save credentials when you use them, is of utmost importance.
The desktop version of Chrome had already shown evidence of this capability, but Google now claims it will be made available across “all platforms.” In addition, the search engine giant claims it is planning to integrate the password manager’s interface between Chrome and Android with “a streamlined and unified management experience,” which it claims includes a function that would automatically aggregate numerous passwords used on the same website.
To make signing in even quicker, Google says the new “Touch-to-Login” feature for Android lets users enter their credentials via an overlay at the bottom of the screen. On Android, Google’s password manager already has a feature that can check for weak passwords and ones that have already been used, and on iOS, it can autofill passwords saved in apps other than Chrome. In order to accommodate upcoming technologies like password-lessP passkeys (which Apple also plans to implement in Safari), Google says it is continuing to invest in its password manager.
Keeping and managing strong passwords doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are the latest updates in Google Password Manager that make signing in simple and more secure. https://t.co/g4Vz2QxaDn
— Google (@Google) June 30, 2022
Google appears hesitant to turn its password manager into a standalone app while providing a feature set that is increasingly comparable to that of standalone third-party password managers. It is now possible to place a shortcut to Google’s password manager straight on your Android home screen, according to 9to5Google, which is a significant improvement over having to search through your Android settings to access it.
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Google Password Manager: Consistent Across Apps
The fact that Password Manager behaves and looks differently depending on where you use it is one of its main drawbacks. For instance, the experience you have on your phone is very different from the one you have on your laptop.
Today, Google is altering this. Password Manager now has a similar appearance in Chrome and the Android settings. People should be able to discover what they need considerably more easily on either platform as a result. To quickly access your saved passwords, you can still add a shortcut to your Android home screen.