Google Has Integrated the Password Checkup Extension into the Chrome Browser, Google to Sunset the Extension by August 31st

Last year in October, Google introduced the Password Checkup tool as an optional extension. The tool warns you if your saved login credentials were compromised in breaches affecting third-party services. The tool was originally introduced as a Chrome extension, however, it was then integrated into the online password manager of Chrome. Google planned to integrate the tool into the Chrome browser by the end of the last year, however, the company could not bake it into Chrome. Now, the plan is being completed and the tool has now been integrated into the Chrome browser.

By the end of next month, the company will sunset the Chrome extension, and is already alerting users to uninstall the Password Checkup extension. Considering password reuse, third-party breaches often expose more than just one password. Password Checkup alerts you, and if you try to login using an insecure password, the tool will show you a red Safe Browsing-like dialogue prompting you to change your password.

It is worth noting that your personal information is never revealed to the search engine giant, Google since the tool operates in a privacy-preserving way. Back in October of 2019, the tool was integrated into the Google Account Password Manager. It also warns users about password reuse and weak login credentials.

With the latest integration, the issued a Sunset announcement for users that already use the extension. The Password Checkup extension is still available on the web. You will need to go to to run the tool. You can also see the list of all login credentials that you have saved in the Chrome browser. However, Google announced that the extension will be removed on August 31st, 2020.

Google announced that now that the tool is completely integrated into the Chrome browser, and the company will be sunsetting the extension on August 31. After August 31st of this year, the extension will be automatically disabled and you will no longer receive alerts from the Password Checkup extension whether your username or password has been compromised in a third-party data breach.

If you want to still use the service, you will have to log in to the Chrome browser, and you should also make sure that the Chrome browser is up to date. Remember to enable the Chrome security setting that says ‘Warn you if passwords are exposed in a data breach.’ Google has added a convenient ‘Uninstall now’ button to remove the extension which has been downloaded more than a million times.

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