More than 60% of professionals always or mostly use the same password or a variation for online accounts, according to the latest LastPass Psychology of Passwords survey. That’s usually because they can’t remember unique ones. This is a highly risky practice, and it’s easy to fix with any decent password manager. Most people feel more secure after installing a reliable password manager.

With the Chrome password manager, you can save passwords in your browser and automatically sync them across all devices through your Google account. Find out how to use the Chrome password manager to keep track of your passwords on every device you use.

Saving Passwords in Chrome

First, you’ll need to store your passwords in Chrome. You can import your passwords through a comma-separated value (.csv) file or add them to your account individually.

Add passwords to Chrome individually

Chrome saves passwords automatically when you enter them on a website for the first time. You can toggle this under the “Autofill” tab in Chrome settings if it’s not working.

Also, you can enter passwords manually instead of waiting until you use the corresponding website. You can add passwords in the same area of Chrome settings, but this option may not be available on some versions of Chrome.

The “Add” button should be to the right of “Saved Passwords” and underneath the “Offer to save passwords” and “Auto Sign-in” settings.


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If you don’t see it at first, there’s an easy way to make this option appear. Navigate to the chrome://flags URL and use the search bar to search for “add password.” The “Add” button appears when you change that setting to “Enabled” and relaunch your browser.

Import passwords into Chrome

Google only supports password imports from .csv files.

1. Convert your passwords into the .csv format if stored elsewhere. Your .csv file should have three columns: for the URL, username, and password associated with each account.

2. Go to and click the Settings icon in the upper-right corner.

3. Click “Import” and “Select File,” then upload the .csv file that contains your passwords.

4. Finally, delete this file from your device so your passwords aren’t accessible to anyone else.

While you can only import up to 3,000 passwords in a single .csv file, you can store up to 10,000 passwords in a single Google account. You need to split your passwords into multiple .csv files to import a total beyond 3,000.

Manage your existing passwords in Chrome

Once you add a password to Chrome with a .csv file or individually, you can edit or delete it as needed through the same Autofill tab of Chrome settings. At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see a list of all saved passwords associated with your Google account.

If you want to view the password in plain text:

1. Click the eye icon on the right-hand side.

2. To the right, you’ll see a button with three dots. Click this to bring up three options: “Copy password,” “Edit password,” and “Remove.”

3. You must enter your Google password to perform these actions other than removing the password.

Keep in mind that clicking “Remove” deletes the password for your entire Google account. If you want to get your passwords off a specific device, click the “Remove from Device” button at the top of the list. Since your passwords are stored in the cloud, you can store them to your device again at any time.

The “Never Saved” list at the bottom of the page is another thing to watch out for if you use the Chrome password manager. Once you add a website to the “Never Save” list, Chrome ignores passwords for that website until you change the setting. Just scroll down on the Autofill settings page and click the “X” on any websites you want Chrome to save your password for.

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Should You Use the Chrome Password Manager?

Chrome offers one of the best browser-based password managers available in 2024. You can:

  • Import and export passwords
  • Check password health
  • Sync passwords across devices
  • Autofill into websites and more

Reasons to consider switching to a dedicated password manager

There are also some good reasons to consider switching to a dedicated password manager instead of a built-in browser service.

  • Chrome’s password manager is limited to the Chrome browser: The most obvious issue is that Chrome Password Manager is relatively limited to the same browser. While Google has expanded functionality for external services, you may be unable to rely on it if you want to use another browser. Chrome also lacks advanced password manager features, such as password sharing.
  • Your passwords are only as safe as your Google account: Another potential issue is your passwords are as safe as the rest of your Google account. There’s no way to add any security measures to your passwords, which puts more pressure on you to use a strong password for Google.
  • You can’t use Google Password Manager to recover your Google account: You shouldn’t need to log into a dedicated password manager often, but you probably use your Google account all the time. If Google is your password manager, you can’t use it to recover your Google account if you’re ever locked out.

How To Export Passwords From Chrome

If you switch from Chrome to another password manager, you can export your passwords from the same autofill settings screen. Click the three dots on the lower-right corner ― next to the “Add” button ― to bring up the “Export passwords” option.


Once you enter your account password, Chrome asks you to name the exported file and set its location on your device. As with importing, all Chrome passwords are exported in the .csv format. This should make them easy to import into your new password manager.

Using Your Chrome Password Manager

The Chrome password manager isn’t quite as fully featured as some dedicated password managers, but it’s still a solid choice that’s relatively easy to use. One of the best things about it is that you can manage virtually every aspect of your passwords from a single screen.

Now, you’re ready to start managing your Chrome passwords more actively. Don’t forget to use the “Check passwords” function periodically to see how secure your accounts are. Review our list of the best password managers of 2024 if you’re searching for an alternative to the Chrome password manager.


Frequently Asked Questions About Saved Passwords in Chrome

  • How do I find my saved passwords on Chrome?

    • On your computer, open Chrome.
    • At the top right, click Profile, then Passwords. If you can’t find the Passwords icon at the top right of your screen, click More – Settings – Autofill – Password Manager.
    • Click Check passwords.
  • How do I edit saved passwords in Chrome?

    • From Chrome, go to the top right, select Profile Passwords or at the top right of your screen, select More – Settings – Autofill – Password Manager.
    • Show, edit, delete, or export a password.
    • Edit: To the right of the password, select the arrow – Edit.
  • Where can I manage saved passwords?

    Go to this link to manage your saved passwords.

  • How can I see all passwords used on my computer?

    Check your Google Account. To view a list of accounts with saved passwords, go to or view your passwords in Chrome. To see your passwords, you must sign in again.


About The Password Manager, Gunnar Kallstrom:

Kallstrom, The Password Manager, is a Cyber Team Lead for a Department of Defense (DOD) contracting company in Huntsville, Alabama, and has worked as a Computer Network Defense (CND) Cyber Analyst. An author and content creator for a cybersecurity academy, Kallstrom spent nearly 15 years in the Army as a musician before entering the cybersecurity field.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Thomas Edison State University and a master’s in organizational development and leadership from the University of the Incarnate Word.

Kallstrom has completed several Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) courses, including Security+, Network+, A+ Core 1, and A+ Core 2. He earned a CompTIA Security+ Certification. Additionally, he has completed the Cyber Warrior Academy program with more than 800 hours of hands-on, intensive, and lab-driven technical training in cybersecurity methods and procedures.

Passionate about all things cyber, Kallstrom was a speaker on a panel at the 2022 InfoSec World conference, giving a talk entitled “Hacking into a Cyber Career – True Stories.” Kallstrom is also a mentor to entry-level cybersecurity candidates seeking to break into the field. When he’s not working, he still enjoys playing guitar and fishing (not phishing).