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Google introduces new features for Chrome Password Manager

Google Chrome’s password manager, available on desktop, Android, and iOS, is receiving a range of new security and convenience features. The password manager, known as Chrome Password Manager, helps users remember and autofill login details across websites and apps. The latest updates aim to enhance password management, improve security, and prevent account hijacking.

One notable feature is the ability to transfer passwords from other password managers to Chrome by exporting a CSV file from the old tool and then importing it. This functionality is compatible with popular password managers such as Edge, Safari, 1Password, Bitwarden, Dashlane, and LastPass.

Chrome’s storage system now has a dedicated space accessible through the “Password Manager” option in the Chrome menu or by selecting “Manage passwords” when prompted to save a new credential. Users can also access it through a desktop shortcut. On the landing page, specific websites can be selected to view saved information or adjust settings.

For iOS users, Google Password Manager offers a larger pop-up for auto-filling passwords and provides an overview of all accounts associated with a particular website.

To enhance security, Google has introduced biometric authentication features for desktop users. This allows users to require fingerprint or facial recognition before autofilling passwords, which is particularly useful for those who share their computers and want to maintain account privacy.

On iOS, Google Password Manager will notify users about reused and weak passwords through the “Password Checkup” tab, where compromised password alerts can also be found. The flags for weak and reused passwords will be rolled out in the coming months, while the desktop biometric authentication option will be available soon.

Additionally, users now have the ability to add notes to their saved login details. This feature enables the inclusion of additional information such as security questions or PINs.

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