Saving your passwords in your head may be an old fashioned way of doing things, but it is quite impractical. You may forget, misremember, or even end up duplicating passwords (inadvisable). Saving it in a notebook, either physical or digital is just asking to be hacked. Common wisdom suggests users make use of a password manager, and Google’s Chrome has that built-in.
While this built-in password manager is not as secure as what you’ll experience when using a dedicated tool like LastPass or 1Password, it’s better than using absolutely nothing. The Chrome password also serves a dual function for users who have an Android device. Google automatically saves your passwords for you, and you can view them there if you’d like to refresh your memory.
How to use Chrome’s built-in password manager
- In the Chrome URL box, enter chrome://settings/passwords
- You’ll be presented with a list of all passwords ever saved by Google.
- To view one, simply click on the eye icon next to the corresponding account/password combination and enter the pin/password of your device.
Tip: You’ll also have the ability to generate automatic passwords. This is automatic, and Google will suggest randomly passwords when you click on a new ‘Create Password’ field.