A few years ago, it was reported that Google will soon let you add passwords manually to Google Chrome. Sadly, nothing has materialized so far. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t add a password to Google’s password manager. There are a couple of solutions that allow you to add passwords to Chrome if the automatic password doesn’t work. Let’s see how to manually add passwords to Chrome.
Add password to Google Chrome
You can add an autosave password in Chrome in three ways.
1. Using the import function
While Google doesn’t offer a native way to add a single password manually, it does allow you to import passwords in bulk. You can also use this function to add a password for a single website.
There are two ways to import passwords in Chrome. You can do it from Chrome or from Google Password Manager as long as the sync feature is enabled in Chrome.
Import password using Chrome
These are the steps:
one. Launch Chrome on your computer.
two. Click on the three dots icon at the top and select Settings.
3. Click on Passwords.
Four. Click on the three points next to the Saved Passwords text and select to import. You will need to add a CSV file with columns: URL, username and password. Add the required data below these columns.
Tip: In case of an error occurs when importing passwords, export the password file and remove all values. Add your own values to the same file and import them.
If you don’t see the Import option, you need to enable an experimental flag for it. For that, write chrome: // flags / in Chrome’s address bar. Look for the password import prompt. Click on the box next to it and choose Activated. Once enabled, restart Google Chrome and repeat steps 1-4 shared above. You should now see the Import option. Add the CSV file that contains the password.
Note: When you import a CSV file, your existing passwords will remain safe.
Import password with Google Password Manager
If the above method doesn’t work or you don’t want to enable a flag, you can directly import the passwords into Google’s Password Manager. For that, open passwords.google.com and sign in with the same Google account that you use with Chrome. Click on the Settings at the top of the password manager screen.
Click on the to import next to the Import passwords option. Add the CSV file that contains three column names: URL, username, and password.
2. Using the Suggest Password feature
Another way to manually add passwords to Chrome is with the help of Chrome’s Suggest Password feature. Then replace the suggested password with the actual password. These are the steps in detail:
one. Open the website whose password you want to manually save to your Google account. Go to your login page.
two. Enter the username in the available field. Right-click in the password field and select Suggest password from the menu.
3. Click on the Use suggested password option. Chrome will automatically save the suggested password in the password manager.
Four. Open Chrome Settings And go to Passwords.
5. Using the search at the top, find the same website. Click on the three points next to the website and select Edit password.
6. Replace the password in the pop-up window that appears with the actual password and press the Save money button.
3. Add / import password from another browser
If you want to switch from other browsers to Chrome and you want to add passwords to Chrome, you can use the first method to import a CSV file or use the native option in Chrome. For method 1, you will first have to export the password file from the other browser and import the same into Chrome.
For browsers such as Internet Explorer and Firefox, you can use the built-in functionality in Chrome. Open Chrome Settings and click Import bookmarks and settings.
Choose Internet Explorer or Firefox from the drop-down menu. Make sure the box next to Saved Passwords is checked. You can keep the rest of the options enabled according to your needs. Press the Import button. Check out our detailed guide on how to import and export passwords in Chrome for more details.
Solution: Google Chrome does not ask to save the password
Google Chrome often doesn’t offer to save the password. If that is happening to you, make sure Offer to save passwords the option is enabled. To verify that, open Chrome Settings and go to Passwords. Enable the toggle next to Offer to save passwords.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How to save multiple passwords for the same site in Chrome
If your username or email ID is different, Chrome should allow you to save multiple passwords for the same site. In case Chrome offers to change the password for the first account, tap the Wrench icon in the address bar and select a different username.
How to remove saved password in Chrome
Go to Chrome Settings> Password. Find the website whose password you want to remove. Press the three dots icon next to the website and select Delete.
Will editing or removing the password in Chrome also change for mobile devices?
If syncing is enabled in Chrome, then yes. Changing the saved password for a website on a computer will also change it for mobile devices.
Wrap: manually add password to Chrome
This is how you can save passwords in Chrome when not prompted. Chrome offers many features to make sure your security is not breached in any way. You can use the password verification tool to check if passwords have been compromised. Similarly, there are other ways to protect the Chrome browser.