One of the easiest and most convenient ways to use the web is to use the Chrome browser, especially when “Keep Me Signed in” option is checked. This saves the credentials of the chosen website, means the username and the password. Well, no passwords are required for further use, unless the browser is restored, or the settings are changed. After that, forgetting passwords is a common thing. Google Chrome is one of the handy browsers for all those with poor connections or those who need something more out of the standard internet explorers alongside its offer and a wholesome package of the features, which also include a cache for the credential management. Here we are going to explain that how would that credential manager help in revealing the saved passwords and their associated accounts.
Viewing Saved Passwords in Chrome:
The standard method first!
Open the Google Chrome, and click on the hamburger icon on the right side of the address bar. A drop-down menu will open with the option of Settings, nearly at the bottom of the list. Click it to open the settings page.
Here you will see the option to manage the passwords, either to switch on or off the automatic saving of the password and username. Right at the bottom of the page, there is “Show Advanced Settings” that will take you to a password and username management page, with a dialogue box showing the credentials. Every credential has an eye icon and a cross icon at the right end of the row. Click on the eye icon, and it will ask your system’s username and password in order to reveal the password. Once the system’s credentials are entered, the password would show.
The newer versions of the Chrome have the settings icon replaced from hamburger to three vertical dots. Once you open up the settings, you will see a dedicated option for the passwords from where the credentials could be viewed, deleted and managed. And when the passwords are clicked open it takes to the same page that has been stated in the above-mentioned method.
Further, you can also export the passwords to your computer. Simply click on a hamburger icon next to Saved Passwords and it will download the passwords in.CSV file to your computer. The Chrome will ask the system’s credentials, the Windows username, and password to download the file.
Ahead of that, the settings could be modified as per your needs. Here in the settings panel for the passwords, there is plenty of other stuff you can do with it. You can activate the auto-save for the passwords for some sites and can disable for the others. You can delete the saved passwords and can modify them if you have changed it on another device but did not login through this device.
Along with that, the passwords can be synchronized on all the devices you use. All you have to do is that mitigate the passwords with the associated Google account that you use to login to the other devices. And whenever login to any device using that account, the passwords would appear there. Even you can link the Chrome password setting to your Google account. Whenever you change a password on the Google account it will simultaneously change it on Chrome as well.
Make sure that you do not log in to a site on a Chrome using an anonymous device. If you do so, do not forget to delete the passwords that were stored by Chrome during that session. This could happen in internet cafes, or even on the office computer.