Google Chrome will soon let you manually add new passwords

Deepak Gupta February 22, 2022
Updated 2022/02/22 at 7:05 PM

Google Chrome hasn’t been the best password manager, in part because you can’t add passwords – you had to wait until the browser offered to do it for you. You may soon have reasons to reconsider, however. Android Police grades The latest stable version of Chrome includes a hidden flag (chrome://flags/#add-passwords-in-settings) that allows you to manually add passwords. If you know you will be logging into a favorite bank or store often, you can add the credentials without having to visit that site first.

Reddit user Leopeva64-2 first identified the manual password feature in late 2021 Canary versions of Chrome. The feature is common in other password managers, but this should still be welcome if you prefer to use Google’s built-in functionality rather than installing software and extensions.

More recently, that same user got that a feature in Chrome Canary 101 that lets you add notes to passwords. Again, this is nothing new for password managers, but it can be vital if you want to remember the last time you changed a password or want a clue to any security questions. While this and the manual password function may take a while to reach easily accessible settings, it should be worth the wait if you trust Google’s password tools.

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