Tech giant Google has announced an update to its built-in password manager on Chrome browser and Android smartphones. Apart from adding new features, the company is working on unifying the design of Chrome and Android password managers.
There will be a new user interface across all platforms for simplifying the Google Password Manager and users will get a consistent look and feel. Earlier, the UI of password manager in Chrome on the web was very different from Chrome on Android.
The password manager is getting the ability to automatically group multiple passwords for the same websites and applications together. Users can now also manually add passwords directly in Google Password Manager without Chrome browser.
To open Google Password Manager on Android, users had to go to their device settings to access it. Now, the company is adding a handy shortcut which will directly launch Google Password Manager from the home screen in a single tap.
Google is updating its Password Checkup Tool to analyse all saved passwords and flag weak or re-used passwords. Users can reset their password quickly from the password manager. Users across all platforms will also receive warnings if their passwords are compromised and appeared in a data breach.
“We’ll now flag not only compromised credentials, but also weak and re-used passwords on Android. If Google warns you about a password, you can now fix them without hassle with our automated password change feature on Android,” said Ali Sarraf, Product Manager, Chrome in a blog post.