How to view, edit or delete saved passwords on Google Chrome

Wed Jun 19 2019 - 5 min read

Chrome is the most used browser in the world with 63.16% of the market share, according to the statcounter.com. This is very impressive as Chrome was launched in 2008, around five years later than Firefox and Safari.

There are many different reasons why this browser is so popular. Google’s reputation, browsing speed, friendly interface, and compatibility with Android are the dominant factors for many users. On top of this, Chrome offers built-in features, like a password manager, and many other useful extensions. Overall, it has everything a user may want in a browser.

If you're like me, who never finds time to read browser popup messages, you may end up with quite a few saved passwords. Or you save them on purpose as it’s very convenient. Either way, have you ever checked or cleaned your passwords from your Chrome browser? If not, then it's about time. You may be surprised by the number of credentials saved there. Also, if you use other password managers, you may want to brush up your data for your own peace of mind.

Accessing your saved passwords in Chrome

As a Chrome user, you have a few different ways to access your saved passwords. You can find them under Chrome browser settings or in Google Password Manager.

View or delete your saved passwords in Chrome browser settings

To view your passwords, follow the below steps:

  • Launch Chrome.

  • Click on the three-dot icon on the far right of the Chrome toolbar.

  • Go to Settings and then under Auto-fill click on Passwords. At this point, you should see all the credentials you have saved in Chrome.

  • To view any of your saved passwords, click on the eye icon. You’ll be asked to enter your computer password, and as soon as you do that, Chrome will show your passwords.

Google Password Manager allows you to delete your saved passwords. Be aware that all passwords removed using Password Manager get permanently deleted.

Edit your saved passwords

This is when it becomes a bit more complicated. At the time of writing, Chrome (version 74.0.3729.169) or Google Password Manager don’t provide an option to edit saved passwords manually. Even their support website confirms this fact. The only way to go around it is to edit the passwords on the site you want to access.

To start, follow these steps:

  • Open the website where you want to update your password.

  • Log in to the account and update your password.

  • Log in again with your new password. At this point, Chrome will ask you to save it. To accept, click Save.

  • To view any of your saved passwords, click on the eye icon. You’ll be asked to enter your computer password, and as soon as you do that, Chrome will show your passwords.

We hope that these steps are useful and help you stay up to date with your saved passwords. Stay tuned — we’re working on similar guides for other popular browsers.

Monica Webster
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Monica is the spirit of our content team. Her bubbliness and creativity sparkle her articles. She loves to investigate various security related problems and bring useful tips to readers. When she is not writing about technology, she explores art.
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