Google recently upgraded their password manager service with new features designed to make password management simpler and safer.
One of the most notable changes to Google is their introduction of compromised password warnings. They will now detect passwords which have been exposed through data breaches and offer to generate a secure new one if one of yours are being used.
Google has also expanded their password change feature for Android devices. Previously, this was only available on ChromeOS devices. Now if Google warns about a compromised password on Android devices, just tap a button to have Google automatically change it for you.
Google is also making it easier for you to locate and use your passwords, with their new feature automatically grouping all similar ones together for websites or applications. Furthermore, Android home screen shortcuts offer quick and convenient access.
These new features make using Google’s password manager even simpler and safer, so if you aren’t already, I encourage you to give theirs a try!
Here are more details regarding these new features:
- Google now warns users whose passwords have been compromised in a data breach by comparing yours against a list of known compromised passwords and alerting you if a match is found.
- In such instances, Google offers to create new, secure passwords and offer assistance generating one for them.
- Password Change Feature: Google provides an automatic way for you to update your passwords if they become compromised, by tapping “Change password” when Google informs of them being compromised. Simply tap this feature when alerted of one.
- Password Grouping: Google will automatically group together passwords used for the same website or app, making it easier to locate and select the right passwords for any given site or app. This makes password management simpler overall.
- Home Screen Shortcut: For easier access, create a shortcut of Google Password Manager app onto your Android home screen by tapping “Add to Home Screen.” To do this, open Google Password Manager app and tap on “Add Home Screen.”
These new features make Google’s password manager even simpler and safer, encouraging more people to try its service out if you haven’t done so already. I encourage anyone looking for a password manager to give Google’s a try as soon as possible.