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Monday, July 8, 2019

How to Use Google Chrome to Generate Secure Passwords

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Google Chrome offers to save passwords for all your online accounts. It then stores and syncs them to your Google account as part of the Smart Lock feature. Chrome also has a built-in password generator that automatically creates strong passwords at the click of a button.

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How to Generate Secure Passwords

First, make sure password saving is enabled (it should be on by default). To check, click on your profile picture in the top-right corner, and then click on “Passwords.” You can also type chrome://settings/passwords into the Omnibox and hit Enter.

Click your profile picture, and then click "Passwords."

Toggle the switch labeled “Offer to Save Passwords” to the on position (if it isn’t already).

RELATED: How to Manage Saved Passwords in Chrome

Toggle the "Offer to Save Passwords" option on.

Next, jump to a website where you want to create an account. When you click on the password field, a pop-up will suggest a strong one for you. Click “Use Suggested Password.”

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