Enable and use Chrome built-in Password Generator

Not many of you may know this. Google Chrome browser includes a built-in Password Generator, which can generate complex passwords for you when you are signing up for new online services. Currently, it is not enabled by default; you will have to enable it first so that you can use this useful feature.

Chrome Password Generator

For this feature to work, you will need to be signed into your Google Account. In case you are not, then open your Chrome web browser, type chrome://settings in the address bar and hit Enter. Here, under Settings, you will see the option to Sign in to Chrome.

Ensure that the Password box is checked. This allows Chrome to sync the passwords that you generate using Chrome.

Once you have done this, type chrome://flags in the address bar and hit Enter.

enable Password Generator

Click Ctrl+F to open the search bar and search for Enable password generation.

You will find the setting as Default. From the drop-down menu, select Enabled. Scroll down and click on the Relaunch Now button. This will enable the Chrome Password Generator.

Now the next time you go on to sign up for any online service when you click inside the Password box, Chrome will suggest you a password.

The password will be a strong password. If you select it, it will also save and sync your password using your Google account. You do not need to save the password that is generated. It happens automatically.

Read: Google Chrome tips & tricks.

Chrome Password Generator

This feature will work for sites that work with both Password Managers and Autofill.

Read this post if you are looking for some good free Password Managers for Windows 10/8/7.

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  1. Hamzah Abusamak

    Why this feature is hidden ?

  2. Jay

    Chrome flags are experimental features that’s not really for the masses. There’s lots of experimental flags there that would cause serious issues to user experience.

  3. bonbonboi

    “Password Generator” is not that dangerous

  4. Jay

    In comparison to most others you’re right. Perhaps the implementation just has some issues at this time?

  5. Adithya

    It is. What if you accidentally clear all saved passwords?

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