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Google Chrome sets up an important security vibration that will change the way you store passwords

GOOGLE is plotting a major overhaul of one of Chrome’s most popular privacy features.

A beta version of the browser released to developers shows that its password manager will soon let you manually add passwords for the first time.

Google is improving Chrome's password manager

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Google is improving Chrome’s password managerCredit: Getty

This feature is common in other management tools such as 1Password and Apple’s Keychain.

Previously, Chrome wouldn’t let you log your logins yourself, which meant you had to wait until Chrome offered to store them for you.

This doesn’t always work perfectly, with the software sometimes failing to recognize you’re entering new credentials into an app or website.

Now, it looks like Google is looking to manually add content to the manager.

Based on Android PoliceThe upgrade was discovered by a Reddit user in Chrome 101, which is still in development.

The first version of the browser includes a hidden option that allows you to manually add a password.

That means you can add logins without having to first sign in to a website or Chrome app.

Additionally, Google is also looking into ways for users to add notes to any logins stored in the database.

Chrome 101 version is expected to roll out to wider users later this year. Currently, most users are using version 99.

A password manager embedded in Chrome and Google’s Android operating system.

It provides a platform where users can store, create and manage their credentials for apps and websites.

Whenever you enter new credentials, the tool offers to store them for you in a secure database.

It will also automatically fill in the logged in username and password so you don’t have to remember them.

This isn’t the only new Chrome feature that Google is working on.

And it seems that the next major browser update could cause problems for some websites.

The tech giant is warning that the web browser’s switch to a three-digit user-agent string could come with a number of bugs that could crash or not render websites correctly.

Some websites may also experience compatibility issues with upgraded web browsers because they are not equipped to read the new code sequences introduced with the update.

In an effort to prevent and mitigate this and other bugs, Google has been in contact with individual developers for months before Chrome 100 is scheduled to be released in March.

Google Password Manager is included in Chrome as well as Android OS

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Google Password Manager is included in Chrome as well as Android OSCredit: Getty

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