A few years back, it was reported that Google would soon let you add passwords manually to Google Chrome. Sadly, nothing has materialized until now. However, that doesn’t mean that you cannot add a password to the Google password manager. A couple of workarounds exist that let you add passwords to Chrome if the auto password isn’t working. Let’s check how to manually add passwords to Chrome.
Add Password to Google Chrome
You can add an auto-save password to Chrome in three ways.
1. Using Import Feature
While Google doesn’t offer a native way to add a single password manually, it lets you import passwords in bulk. You can use this functionality to add a password for a single website as well.
There are two ways to import passwords in Chrome. You can either do it from Chrome itself or from Google Password Manager provided the sync feature is enabled in Chrome.
Import Password Using Chrome
Here are the steps:
1. Launch Chrome on your computer.
2. Click on the three-dot icon at the top and select Settings.
3. Click on Passwords.
4. Click on the three-dot icon next to the Saved passwords text and select Import. You will have to add a CSV file with columns: URL, username, and password. Add the required data under these columns.
Tip: In case an error occurs while importing passwords, export the password file and delete all the values. Add your own values to the same file and import them.
If you don’t see the Import option, you need to enable an experimental flag for the same. For that, type chrome://flags/ in Chrome’s address bar. Search for Password import flag. Click on the box next to it and choose Enabled. Once enabled, relaunch Google Chrome and repeat steps 1-4 shared above. You should now see the Import option. Add the CSV file containing the password.
Note: When you import a CSV file, your existing passwords will remain safe.
Import Password Using Google Password Manager
If the above method doesn’t work or you don’t want to enable a flag, you can directly import passwords in Google Password Manager. For that, open passwords.google.com and log in with the same Google account that you use with Chrome. Click on the Settings icon at the top of the Password manager screen.
Click on the Import button next to the Import passwords option. Add the CSV file containing three column names: URL, username, and password.
2. Using Suggest Password Feature
Another way to manually add passwords to Chrome is to take the help of Chrome’s Suggest password feature. Then replace the suggested password with the actual password. Here are the steps in detail:
1. Open the website whose password you want to save manually in your Google account. Go to its sign-in page.
2. Enter the username in the available field. Right-click on the password field and select Suggest password from the menu.
3. Click on the Use suggested password option. Chrome will automatically save the suggested password in the password manager.
4. Open Chrome Settings and go to Passwords.
5. Using the search at the top, look for the same website. Click on the three-dot icon next to the website and select Edit password.
6. Replace the password in the pop-up window that appears with the actual password and hit the Save button.
3. Add/Import Password From Other Browser
If you want to move from other browsers to Chrome and want to add passwords to Chrome, you can either use the first method of importing a CSV file or use the native option in Chrome. For method 1, you will first have to export the password file from the other browser and import the same in Chrome.
For browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox, you can use the in-built functionality in Chrome. Open Chrome Settings and click on Import bookmarks and settings.
Choose Internet Explorer or Firefox from the drop-down menu. Make sure the box next to Saved passwords is checked. You can keep the rest of the options enabled as per your requirement. Hit the Import button. Check our detailed guide on how to import and export passwords in Chrome for more details.
Fix: Google Chrome Not Asking to Save Password
Often Google Chrome doesn’t offer to save the password. If that is happening with you, make sure Offer to save passwords option is enabled. To check that, open Chrome Settings and go to Passwords. Enable the toggle next to Offer to save passwords.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How to Save Multiple Passwords for Same Site on Chrome
If your username or email ID differs, Chrome should let you save multiple passwords for the same site. In case Chrome offers to change the password for the first account, tap on the Key icon in the address bar and select a different username.
How to Delete Saved Password in Chrome
Go to Chrome Settings > Password. Find the website whose password you want to delete. Hit the three-dot icon next to the website and select Remove.
Will Editing or Deleting Password on Chrome Change for Mobile As Well
If sync is enabled in Chrome, then yes. Changing a website’s saved password on a computer will change it for mobile as well.
Wrap: Manually Add Password to Chrome
That’s how you can save passwords in Chrome when not asked. Chrome offers many features to make sure your security isn’t breached in any way. You can use the password checkup tool to check if passwords have been compromised. Similarly, there are other ways to secure the Chrome browser.