Google Chrome may soon allow manually add passwords – functionality which is also common in apps and specialized services. Colleagues from Android Police have noticed that there is already a relative flag in the latest stable version, 98, of the desktop browser (as Google itself indicates, it is compatible with Linux, Mac, Windows, Chrome OS and even Fuchsia). The flag is as follows:
Once the browser is enabled and restarted, simply go to the settings, open the saved passwords page (section Automatic compilation) And click on the new button add which appears at the top right, before the list. An input mask will appear in which it is necessary to fill in three fields, respectively for site, username and password.
That’s not all: Google developers are also working on the possibility of add notes to each saved password. It might make sense to save for example the security questions related to that account, the date of creation or last password change or any other important context details to know. The notes field should appear in both the existing and new password modification mask we just discussed, of course.
The novelty was discovered by a Reddit user in Canary channel browser, which is currently distributing the version 101. Chrome 101 stable is expected to be released, according to Google’s own roadmap, a end of April 2022; if there are no unforeseen events or delays, the news could therefore be available from that date.