Many people believe that using the same password for every site is an excellent solution. Thus they don’t need to remember distinctive unique passwords which easily forgettable in the practice. In fact, that would make your account more vulnerable for the hackers. Once the password has been stolen, they could able the entire web services you’ve used effortlessly. Instead of using nearly similar words, you can generate a random password that extremely hard to breach. Thanks for Google Chrome’s latest update, it allowed you to make unique password without thinking about what should be filled.
Most of the Chrome user probably already know that Google has deployed some update which involves Smart Lock to store and fill the passwords when needed. Moreover, it also comes with Password Generator ability which currently in the experimental phase. The feature will remain hidden unless Google has officially activated it in some time in the future.
Instead of waiting without clarity, you can enable it manually by your own. Check out how to activate Password Generator on Google Chrome desktop version without an additional extension. In this tutorial, you will need a Google account to trigger necessary functions.
How to Activate Password Generator on Google Chrome
Please ensure you use the latest version of Google Chrome by clicking the three-vertical-dots icon on the upper-right corner, hover the pointer to Help, and select About Google Chrome.
If there is a new update coming, Chrome will download the equipment and install it automatically. Some updates might require you to restart the browser.
Next, open the Settings page by clicking the three-vertical-dots icon and select Settings. You also able access it using the address below.
The Password Generator feature is only possible for the signed user. In case you are not logged in yet, click SIGN IN TO CHROME and fill the username & password.
Chrome will sync your browser information, such as bookmarks, history, and passwords so you can use them on all your devices. Simply click OK, GOT IT. The syncing process conducted in the background.
Now, go to the following address to access experimental features. From there, we can activate Password Generator option.
Find the Password Generation, you can use the search column and then select Enabled.
Chrome will ask you to restart the browser. Please ensure that all tasks have been saved, then click RELAUNCH NOW
After the Chrome has relaunched, the Password Generator should be activated and running. It recognizes password area, so when you right-click on it, there will be an option to Generate Password…
The generated password consists of 16-digits random character with uppercase, lowercase, and number. Don’t worry, you don’t have to remember the password since it stores on the Smart Lock and automatically filled when you trying to sign in.
Meanwhile, in order to see what passwords were stored, visit the following address below on the Chrome. Unveiling password requires a Google account password (master password) to prevent an unauthorized access.
Chrome’s Password Generator can produce unique password every time you use it. Longer password with uppercase, lowercase, and number considered as the safest password from Brute-Force Attack. Hackers will take enormous time in guessing the character one by one and in the most case, taking thousand even millions of years just to breach the security protection.
However, the Password Generator and Smart Lock feat still with a flaw. Those features are less flexible compared to third-party password management systems, such as LastPass and Dashlane. It doesn’t have the ability to edit the login information manually, hence you only able to create and delete current login profile. For now, the default options seem to be less powerful but Google is always improving. We will see another breakthrough of password management capability on Google Chrome.