Google made it easier for Chrome users to access their data input. The giant managed to set a native password manager that offers to save your username as well as password whenever you sign-in to a site via Chrome. The data are then synced with your Google Account. Hence, they will be available to be procured regardless of the devices you use as long as you are logged into your Google account.
The Google Chrome browser is available in both Android and iOS. But if you want to use a different browser (i.e. Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 or Safari on iPhone), you can still obtain your account passwords saved inside the Chrome through passwords.google.com.
To open the Google Password site, you have to sign-in first into the Google Account that you’re using via Chrome. Inside, you can find the list of all the accounts that you’ve used in signing-in with Chrome, as well as their corresponding passwords.
Now, the passwords are protected by hiding them behind asterisks. They can be revealed by clicking on the Show icon, represented by an eye image. From there, you can remove any saved passwords from the list, but don’t attempt to edit those passwords as they cannot be edited.
While others may find this centralization quite convenient, others are not altogether happy about it. For such, Google gives two options: Either disable the auto-save option in Chrome or just make them inaccessible from Google. If you chose the latter, then follow the given steps below:
- Open the Google Chrome on your desktop and head to Settings>> Advanced Sync Settings.
For another option, you can simply type: chrome://settings/syncSetup in the browser’s address bar and press Enter.
- Under the Encryption Options, select “Encrypt all synced data with your own sync passphrase,” input a passphrase and finally save the settings.
- After some time, your passwords will be invisible from the Passwords website. However, if you want to bring them back again, just reset your settings into Default and—voila!—they’re there again.