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Google Reveals Handy And Secure Shortcut That Saves All Your Passwords For Apps And Websites

Google’s password manager can soon become your best digital friend as the tech giant is reportedly testing a handy service that many can’t wait to launch.

The new feature comprises a shortcut that can now be added to users’ home screens across both Android phones as well as tablets.

This new functionality will be accessible via Chrome as well as Android and it will entail saving different passwords from all sorts of apps and websites. And if you’re worried about how secure it really is, well, you’ve got nothing to worry about because the company is securing it with a Google Account.

To help ensure there is enough security between the different accounts, there’s a perfect solution. This includes new and unique passwords being generated for every account. Moreover, users will now also be given the chance to ensure if any of their prior or existing passwords were ever breached.

Users can grab a hold of their Password Manager from the settings tab on Chrome. Just click on Autofill. As far as Android is concerned, Google’s Play Services offers a whole applet in this regard.

As you can probably guess, the experience on Android devices is far more efficient than that seen on the web or desktop. The former allows users to make use of biometrics and even additional security features like screen locks too. This way, you are more able to unlock any passwords that may have been saved on your device.

On the other hand, the web version will allow you to punch in the password for the Google account.

Meanwhile, it’s not an awfully simple task to get your way around the Android variant for these password managers. For starters, you probably think that if you search for it, you’ll find it. But no, you’ll end up being escorted to the web version.

See, the simplest way is to open up the settings tab and click on privacy. After that, just press Autofill and select the passwords.

Now, when it comes down to the latest system update from the Google play store, the way it's done here for Android devices is just so much simpler. You get simpler access provided you’ve got the latest variant of the password manager.

Use your device to find the latest direct link for the store’s listing and that calls for at least a version that’s as latest as 22.18.

After opening up the password manager, click on the gear icon that’s situated on the top right-hand side. This will guide you to settings where you are given the chance to add the shortcut to your home screen.

Before you know it, the new shortcut is going to pop up on the screen and this way, you’ll be able to gain access so much more easily.

Remember, the Google Password Manager has always been a handy tool and with this new update, we don’t see why it can’t become an even bigger success.


H/T: 9to5G.

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