Google Chrome’s inbuilt password manager undoubtedly has made our life easier. We no longer have to remember the passwords as we now have an option to store them inside Chrome. This simplifies the login process, i.e. entering email address and password for the frequently visited sites. Now we are free from the hassle by typing in the password every time we wish to authenticate ourselves into a website.
But the downside of this convenient feature is that since we do not have to enter our password every time while logging into a website, we easily forget our passwords. So just think for a situation while you need to sign in to the website from your Android or iOS device and you are not recalling your password. For such a scenario, Google Chrome provides you an option to view the saved password. In this article, we will be discussing some handy tips and tricks to view the saved password in Chrome in case you forget it.
1. Show Saved Passwords in Chrome through Chrome Settings:
Once we visit any website that requests for signing up, we provide our requested details like name, age, email address and password. Now, once you provide username and password Google Chrome provides you with an option to save the password. Once you save the password, you no more need to type it in for your further visit. But do you know that you can view saved passwords on Chrome if required?
To view saved passwords in Chrome, follow the steps listed below:
- Open Google Chrome and click on the three horizontal dotted menu icon located at the top-right corner of Chrome.
- From the drop-down menu that populates click on Settings. You can also directly access Chrome Settings by typing chrome://settings/ in the address bar of Chrome.
- In the Chrome Settings window, under the Autofill section click on Passwords.
- In the Chrome Password tab, you will find a field Saved Passwords with the columns Website, Username, and Password.
- Now from the list of websites, pick the one for which you wish to get the password and click on the eye icon located in front of that website.
- Once clicked, you will receive a prompt requesting you to enter your Windows Password.
- Now, once you type in the correct Windows password, your password for that respective website will be displayed in the password column.
Using this method, you can view all the passwords that you have saved in Google Chrome.
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2. Find Saved Passwords on Chrome Using Developer Options
If you are a tech geek then you must be aware that Google Chrome comes with Developer Option. Using this developer option, you can make a slight edit in the script of the webpage.
- Open the website for which you have saved the password in Google Chrome, and locate the password field. Once located, right-click on the password field and from the drop-down list select “Inspect”. You can also use the shortcut key Ctrl+Shift+I.
- This will open the Inspect element developer tool, with some complex strings and codes. Now, look for a line stating as <input type=”password”. Once located, double-click on type=”password” to edit and then change “password” with “text.” It will now look like the following: <input type=”text.”
- Now close the Inspect element window. That’s all, now the password field will show the original password instead of that black dots.
The password will remain visible until you reload the webpage or relaunch the browser.
3. View Saved Passwords in Chrome Using a Third-Party Extension:
If you are finding the above steps hard to follow, then you can go with an easier approach that is using a third-party extension. If you look around the web, then you will find many third-party extensions that will help you to find saved passwords on chrome with just a few clicks.
However, we suggest you use these extensions only when you need to reveal passwords saved in Google Chrome more than often.
ShowPassword is one such extension available for Google Chrome that will help you to find saved passwords on Chrome by just hovering your mouse cursor over the password field.
While the above-listed steps are just for the sake when you are unable to recall the password that you have saved in Chrome. Using these methods to reveal a password on anyone else machine may put in deep trouble. Also, while following the above-listed methods make sure that someone else is not getting access to it, might be the person sitting next to you.
So, guys this all from our side. If you also wish to share any other method to view saved passwords in Chrome, then do share them in the comment box below.