View saved passwords in Google Chrome

There are many additional features in Google Chrome that maybe not everyone is aware of. In particular, in the browser you can not only save logins and passwords to enter a particular site, but also view them if necessary. For example, if you forgot, or if you need to give them to someone else. If your devices (computer, smartphone, tablet) are synchronized with each other, then authorization data is stored simultaneously on all of them. Thus, you can view the data for accessing the site from any of your gadgets.

Is it possible to view passwords in Google Chrome

By default, Chrome prompts the user to save the password to log in to his personal account or account on the site when you first entered it. You can agree, refuse or postpone the decision for later. If you have agreed, then from now on the browser will independently fill out the login form each time you visit the site.

In this case, numbers, letters and signs are hidden by dots: the user does not see the password. Over time, you can forget it altogether if you constantly use the automatic login form. But when there is a need to reinstall the browser or fill out the login form from another phone or computer, you can see the logins-passwords in the saved data of the web browser.

Saving passwords

To be able to obtain information about these passwords in the future, you must allow the browser to remember them. In Google Chrome, the request to save data is shown after filling out the login form and the user clicks the "Sign in", "Register", "Next" and similar buttons.

The question of saving your password appears in a pop-up browser window. At the top of it you will see a logo in the form of a key. Under the logo will be the text: "Save password for <Name of the resource>". There will be two lines below it. The first one is a login. The second is a password. In each row on the right side there is a drop-down menu sign in which you can select the code or user name from previously saved data. By clicking on the eye icon, you will be able to see the contents of the password. By clicking the "Save" button, you allow Chrome to lock the information in its memory.

If you didn't have time to enter data in the pop-up window of your web browser or refused to save information in Chrome, but changed your mind, do the following:

  • log out of your personal account/account;
  • Re-fill in the login form.
  • In the address bar of the browser, click on the key icon and select "Save" in the pop-up window.

If you want to remember the details for your Google account, click the "Enable Sync" button in the next pop-up window. This will allow you to use data from Google Chrome on another device, subject to successful authorization in your Google account.

Viewing Order

The user has the opportunity to view the saved passwords in the browser at any time. They can be found both on a desktop PC and on mobile devices.

The list of saved login data for different sites can be obtained through the basic settings of the Google Chrome browser or online through the "Password Manager". To do this, it is recommended to create a Google account in advance, the account of which can be used to gain access to social networks, online stores, forums and other resources.

Note that when you change your password, the data is updated and only the last option is saved.

On your computer

To find a forgotten password on a desktop PC or laptop, just a few mouse clicks:

  • Click the three dots in the upper-right corner of the Web browser window.
  • select "Settings";
  • click on the item "Autocomplete";
  • find the list of "Saved passwords" in the right part of the window;
  • opposite each site you will see the username (login) and password used;
  • To view the code combination, tap the eye icon.
Passwords in Google Chrome from your computer
Set up passwords in Google Chrome from PC

The second option for accessing passwords locked in the browser's memory is even easier:

  • on the right side of the address bar, click on the user icon in the Google account;
  • at the top of the pop-up window, click on the key icon;
  • find the password you want at the bottom of the page.
Storing passwords in Chrome from a PC
Where to store passwords in Chrome from your computer

On your phone

Many users are interested in where the logins and passwords on the phone are located. It's very easy to find them:

  • "tap" three dots in the upper right corner of the browser window;
  • in the dropout, select "Settings";
  • select the "Passwords" section;
  • to manage saved code combinations, use the list at the bottom of the page (you can view, delete or change the saved data).
Passwords in Google Chrome from your phone
Display passwords in Google Chrome on your phone

To find a forgotten code, you can go through your mobile browser to the "Password Manager" online. Here you can view not only the password itself, but also the login to which it is attached.

How to view passwords through the website

If you have a Google Account, you can view your saved passwords from any device online. To access code combinations recorded in Chrome:

  • go to the online password manager via the link;
  • on the page that opens, select "Sign in to your account" or "Create a Google Account";
  • after logging into the personal account of a Google user, you will see a page with two blocks "Password Verification" and a list of sites to them;
  • click on the name of the site to go to the list of profiles registered on it and passwords to them;
  • in the profile block you will have access to: view the password (eye icon), change and delete the code, copy the login and password (icon in the form of two rectangles).

Working with the "Password Manager" is possible from any device, wherever you are. The only condition is the availability of Access to the Internet.

Prevent a device from remembering a passcode

By storing in the memory of the web browser the login and password from the personal account, you provide automatic login to it to anyone who uses the same phone and computer. It is for this reason that many users refuse to save secret codes in the Google Chrome browser.

To prevent passwords from being saved in Google Chrome, follow these steps:

  • Click on the three vertically located dots in the upper right corner of the Google Chrome browser window;
  • in the drop-down menu select the "Settings" item;
  • go to the "AutoComplete" section in the menu on the left;
  • click on the triangle next to "Passwords";
  • Click on "Suggest saving passwords" so that the blue circle moves and changes color to gray.

You can change your mind at any time and set up code combinations to be saved on your PC or phone.

Mike Lombardi/ author of the article

QA Engineer, Head of Automated Software Testing Department. Knowledge of Java, C/C++, JSP, HTML, XML, JavaScript, SQL, and Oracle PL/SQL. Journalist and Columnist in the IT field. Website Creator and Administrator.