A good security practice for websites where you have an account is to use different username and password combinations in case that site is ever hacked. Then, if hackers have that username and password combo, they won’t be able to use it on other sites. But this can make it difficult to remember everything, which is why it’s a good idea to store your saved passwords in Chrome, or a password manager app.
Google Chrome has a feature where you can choose to save a password for a Web page directly to the browser. You can then return to that Web page and Chrome will automatically fill in the password field with the one that you chose to save. But relying on this can create a situation where you no longer remember the password for a page, but need to enter it on a different computer or smart phone.
Fortunately the passwords that you have saved in the Chrome browser are accessible through the Settings menu, so you can follow our guide below to view your stored passwords in Chrome.
How to View Saved Passwords on Chrome
- Launch Google Chrome.
- Click the three dots button.
- Choose Settings.
- Click Passwords.
- View a password by clicking the eye button.
Our article continues below with additional information on viewing saved passwords in Google Chrome, including pictures of these steps.
Method 1 – How to View Saved Passwords in Google Chrome (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this section were performed in the most current version of the Google Chrome Web browser that was available in May of 2021. If these steps aren’t working then you can try the steps in the next section, which were performed in an older version of Chrome.
Step 1: Open Chrome.
Step 2: Click the menu button at the top-right of the window.
Step 3: Choose Settings from this menu.
Step 4: Click Passwords in the Autofill section.
Step 5: Click on the eye next to a site to show the saved password.
The next section continues with how to show a saved password in an older version of Chrome.
Method 2 – How to Find Stored Passwords in Older Versions of Google Chrome (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed in the Google Chrome browser, on a computer running Windows 7. Once you have found the passwords that are saved in Chrome, you will be able to view them or delete them. If you have a Windows password set for your Windows user account, then you will need to know that password before you are able to view them.
Step 1: Open the Google Chrome Web browser.
Step 2: Click the Customize and control Google Chrome button at the top-right corner of the window.
Step 3: Click Settings in the menu.
Step 4: Scroll down and click the Show advanced settings link.
Step 5: Scroll down to the Passwords and forms section of the menu, then click the blue Manage passwords link.
Step 6: Your saved passwords will all be shown in a list.
You can click one of the saved passwords to select it, then click the Show button to view the password, or click the x to delete it.
Website passwords are saved directly to the browser, so a password that is saved in Google Chrome may not necessarily be saved in a different browser, like Mozilla Firefox. You can also view saved passwords in Firefox, though, if you use both of these browsers.
More Information on Saved Passwords in Chrome
As mentioned above, to view saved passwords, click the eye icon. Depending on your current Windows settings you may also need to enter your Windows password to see this information. This additional security precaution is in place likely because someone that is maliciously logged into your computer remotely would then also need to know your Windows password.
Some popular password manager apps to consider are LastPass, Dashlane and 1Password. These applications work as browser extensions, and they give you an option to save username and password combinations as you create or use them on websites.
There are some additional settings for how you save passwords in Chrome that are available on the Passwords Chrome menu. At the top of the menu is the setting that controls whether or not Chrome offers to save passwords, as well as a setting that controls whether or not Chrome will autofill its saved passwords.
To the right of an eye icon is a column of three dots. If you click that button you will see options to copy password, edit password, or remove password. There is also a three dot icon at the top of the list that you can click if you would like to export all of your passwords. If you elect to do this then Chrome will create a .csv file with all of your website, username and password information.
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