If you’re bad at giving your passwords the correct strength, and even worse at remembering them once you do, Google Password Manager just updated many of its services for you.
You’ve been able to use Google Password Manager’s auto-fill option in the Chrome browser for quite some time now, which allows the browser to remember your passwords for all the sites you visit. And Google Password Manager has also been able to create unique, strong passwords for you online.
But now the platform has been updated so you can also add passwords directly to the app, the company said in a blog post† Previously, you could only add passwords to Google Password Manager when prompted by Google when you entered your password and logged into a new site; now you can manually add passwords at any time.
The update has also made the app a bit easier for Android users, who can create a shortcut on their home screen to launch Google Password Manager immediately. For iOS users, you can use your iPhone to generate passwords for your apps when you set Chrome as your default autofill provider.
According to Google’s blog post, the features were developed in the Google Safety Engineering Center, where privacy and security experts review all of their work. “Obviously, our efforts to create a more secure Internet are a truly global effort — from our early work on two-step verification to our future investments in technologies like passkeys — and these updates that we roll out over the coming months are an important part. of that work,” according to the blog.