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How to Manage Password On Google

Manage Password On Google
Written by Hassan Abbas

Passwords are the key to using the internet with your own unique sets of IDs. And to help stay secure and protective, you might be using different passwords for all the sites and applications you use. However, it is a really tough task to remember each one of them. It is harder to come up with stronger passwords for all of your accounts. In this article, we are about to tell you how to Manage Password On Google.

Enter, a password manager, that is the perfect way to create undetectable, secure passwords and also store them for future use across a multitude of platforms. Fortunately for you, Google also offers its own password manager on Android devices and Chrome browser. That can store and also create unique passwords. Additionally, Google’s password manager also offers regular checkups of your passwords to analyze whether they have been compromised.

What is a Password Manager?

Like its third-party counterparts, Google’s Password manager runs all across the web and on Android. This means the passwords that are stored on Google can also be used across platforms. That supports Google’s web dashboard like browsers on mobile phones and PCs, in addition, to run natively on Android.

Having been present on Chrome since 2015, Google’s built-in password manager an also create random passwords for websites. That you are visiting for the first time. This password is then stored on Google’s servers and can later be used whenever visiting the site on a smartphone or via an application.

The passwords are protected by a master password that is your Google password. It is thus very important to secure your Google password. If you are saving passwords of other accounts and signing in using multiple devices. Additionally, Google will also alert you if you use a password and username combination that has been compromised in a data leak on a third-party site or application.

Check the Security of Password you have Saved on Google

By the end of 2019, Google launched Password Checkup, a feature inside the Password manager for checking a user’s saved passwords. And find if they have been compromised or leaked during a data breach in the past. If a username-password combo is found to have been leaked on its database of compromised logins. Google will warn the user to change it as soon as they could.

You can also check the security of your saved passwords using the method from down below:

  • Open the Google application on your Android phone.
  • Tap on the More button (3-dot button) at the bottom right.
  • Hit the down arrow next to your account name.
  • Tap on Manage your Google Account.
  • Then tap on getting Started.
  • Slide through the tabs at the top and then select the Security tab.
  • Scroll down the bottom and under ‘Signing in to other sites‘ section, tap on Password Manager.
  • On this page, tap on Check passwords under the ‘Password Checkup‘ section.ap on Check Passwords again on the next page.
  • Now verify yourself by confirming the screen lock after pressing Continue.

Alternatively, you can tap on Try another way and enter the password to your Google account.

Google will now show you the security of your passwords and also alert you about the ones that have been compromised, reused, or are too weak to be used.

  • Perform the following actions based on the security of your passwords:

    • View a password: Tap on one of the three sections between compromised, reused, and weak passwords. And then tap on the 3-dot icon on the right side of the application or site whose password you want to view. Now tap on View Password.
    • Update saved password: Tap on one of the three sections between compromised, reused, and weak passwords and then tap on the 3-dot icon on the right side of the app or website whose password you want to view. You can now update the saved password to service just by tapping on Update saved passwordentering the new password inside the box and also tapping Save.
    • Change password: To change the password to a site or application. Tap on one of the three sections between compromised, reused, and also weak passwords. Then tap on the Change password. It will now take you to the loading page of the app or site you want to change the credentials of.
    • Delete password: Tap on one of the three sections between compromised, reused, and also weak passwords and then tap on the 3-dot icon on the right side of the app or website whose password you want to view. To delete a saved password, tap on the 3-dot icon on the right side of the application or site and hit Delete password. You will then be prompted to confirm if you want to delete the password, at which point, you will have to tap on Delete.

How to Start Saving Password?

By default, Google offers you Manage Password On Google to save your password, be it on Chrome browser or on Android. If not, you can choose to switch ON the feature by following this method:

  • Open the Google application on your Android phone.
  • Tap on the More button (3-dot button) at the bottom right.
  • Then hit the down arrow next to your account name.
  • Tap on Manage your Google Account.

It will then take you to a new page.

  • Tap on getting Started.
  • Slide through the tabs at the top and select the Security tab.
  • Scroll down the bottom and under ‘Signing in to other sites‘ section. Then tap on Password Manager.
  • Tap on the cogwheel icon on the top right.
  • Under ‘Password Options, toggle the switch adjacent to Offer to save passwords to ON.

That is it. Google will now offer to save passwords for you and prompt you by asking if you’d want to save a password to a new application or site.

About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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