Ways to View Saved Passwords for Websites in Google Chrome

Google Chrome’s password manager is great. You can use it to save even the most sensitive login details, such as the ones for your email. It’s nice to have a tool that remembers this data for you, so you can instantly access any website. 

Safari is even safer, since it requires a touch ID on MacBooks to double up the safety standards. Maybe you’re considering Safari as your standard browser, so you’ll need to log into several sites whose login information you don’t remember. You may also need the data to access websites from your phone or other computers. 

At that point, you’ll need to see the login details you’ve saved in Google Chrome. But you can’t access them easily. We’ll tell you how to view and how to manage saved passwords in Chrome in a few simple steps. 

How to View Saved Passwords in Google Chrome

Get into the Settings

First, you need to get into Chrome’s settings. You’ll do that by clicking on the menu with three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the window. In the Autofill section, you’ll see an option for your passwords. Click on it. 

See the Details

You’ll get a list of all usernames that Google Chrome saved for you. However, the passwords are obscured. That’s for extra security. If someone accesses your computer, they would easily see all your login data without this protection. 

You’ll see an eye icon next to each password. Click on it!

Authenticate Your User Account

At this point, your operating system will ask you to enter a password for your username. This step works the same on both macOS and Windows. 

Many users make a mistake: they try to access the data by typing their Google password. That won’t work. You need the login details for your account on the computer. Once you provide it, the data will become visible in the list of login details. 

You’ll only see that particular password that you requested. If you need more of them, you’ll have to repeat the verification process over and over again. 

Use Your Password Where You Need It

If you need this data for another safe browser or Google Chrome on a different device, enter it. You can save it if you believe that you’ll be accessing the account again. 

However, we recommend against writing down all important passwords in your diary, a note in your phone, or any other place without high-level protection. 

Manage Your Passwords in Google Chrome

Remove the Ones You Don’t Need

Is the list too long? Maybe you see old accounts that you no longer use. Maybe someone accidentally saved their password when using your computer. In those cases, you may want to remove the data from Chrome. 

Next to the eye icon for the login info you want to remove, you’ll see a menu with three dots. Click on it, and choose the Remove option. The computer’s operating system will require your password again. Provide it, and the info will be deleted. 

Export Your Saved Data

Do you want to save all your login data in another browser or a Password Manager app? Google Chrome allows you to export the entire list. As a warning: do not do this if you plan to keep a document of login information on your computer. As long as you remember the one password you need (for your computer’s username), you do not need this info to be accessible. 

To get all your saved login details, click on the menu icon next to Saved Passwords in Chrome’s settings. You’ll see the Export option. Click on it. You’ll be asked to confirm the operation, and you’ll need to provide the login info for your computer again. 

The document will be saved as a CSV file in the location that you choose. 

Stay Safe!

Google Chrome is a safe browser, which will keep your login data accessible at any time. However, we do not recommend saving critical passwords, such as the ones for bank accounts and platforms that you use for work. In that case, it’s better to use an extremely safe Password Manager app.

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