Before Chrome, there were several other browsers, but they all lacked the simplicity Chrome had. Moreover, they didn’t have as many features as Chrome.
While Chrome is known as one of the best browsers with upgraded features, one of its most pertinent features is password recovery. This feature allows you to view saved passwords.
If you need a strong password for a website and you’re likely to forget the password, then Chrome can be your lifesaver. Besides, if by mistake you forgot your password or when trying to log into a site you haven’t visited in months or years, Chrome will still uproot the password for you (once your email is registered on the Chrome browser).
As good as this sounds, it also can be disadvantageous. Anyone who knows how to access saved passwords on Chrome browser can have access to your passwords. The only exception here is if you didn’t save the password onto Chrome password manager when you were prompted to do so. In this case, you won’t be able to restore the password since you didn’t save it.
1. Open your Chrome browser. Then tap on the three dots at the upper right corner of the page.
2. A pop up will appear. Tap on Settings
3. Scroll down if you have to until you find “password” Tap on it.
View Your Saved Password in Google Chrome
4. Scroll down until you find the particular site which you want to view and probably retrieve its password. When you find it then tap on it.
5. Tap on the icon that looks like an eye.
6. Chrome will request that you input your PIN or fingerprint lock. Once you input it, your password will be visible. To copy the password, tap on the icon beside the icon of an eye.
Exporting Your Passwords on Google Chrome
Exporting your passwords makes for easier accessibility, but it also exposes your accounts to hacking. The passwords are saved in a file, and if opened by someone else, they will have access to your full password. Moreover, exporting your passwords on apps like WhatsApp isn’t advisable, since you can only share it with friends and there is no way to safe keep it for only your eyes to see. Even though Whatsapp claims to offer secured end-to-end encryption, you never know who can be using your friend’s phone when you exported the messages to him.
1. Press the back icon at the upper left corner of the page. And if you’ve canceled chrome then reopen it. And follow the instructions placed above in (1,2,3).
2. Tap on the three dots at the upper right corner of the new page. The “Export Password” option will appear. Tap on it.
3. Verification will be asked for. You will be required to enter your PIN or fingerprint lock. Do so.
4. A pop up will appear with a warning on how unsafe this is. Tap on Export passwords.
5. Choose where you will like to export your passwords. Voila, you’re done.
If You Have Not Activated Save Password. Here is How To Go about It
1. Open your Chrome browser. Tap on the three dots at the upper right corner of the page.
2. If you have to, scroll till you get to Settings then tap on it.
3. Tap on passwords.
4. If “Save passwords” is off. Swipe the toggle beside it. Now it’s has been activated. Tap on the “back” icon at the upper left corner of the page.
5. Now go to the site where you will like to save the password. Tap on save. Now you can access the password anytime whatsoever.
There you have it. A straightforward way to view passwords saved in Chrome, how to export them (if you want to), and how to activate the “Save password” feature if it wasn’t available already.
It’s often advisable to have different passwords for different sites. This is even more important for commercial websites like PayPal. If a third party knows one of your passwords, it won’t be possible for them to use it in logging into any other sites you’re on. Thanks to Chrome, you do not need to memorize all your passwords any longer. And since this feature isn’t offered in a premium version (some browsers charge a fee for this) well, this makes it much more beneficial to be an active user of Chrome. And yes, Chrome’s features are free of charge.