After months of speculation, it looks like Chrome 108 is bringing an updating password interface for Android users.
According 9To5Google (opens in a new tab)Google is replacing Android’s native credential list with cross-platform Google Password Manager.
Some Chrome 107 users are also seeing a rollout where the company’s own password manager takes responsibility for saved data from the browser itself.
Google password manager for android
Checking your saved passwords will also become a lot easier with a new menu located in Chrome’s Settings menu instead of in Google > Manage your Google account > Security > Password manager, in the Settings app. This will give the platform an advantage over Apple, with passwords accessible via multiple sub-menus in the Settings app.
To simplify password management and highlight compromised passwords, the interface works similarly to the passwords.google.com interface, which will be protected with biometrics such as a fingerprint.
The update was first spotted in Chrome 103, however, it looks like it will arrive in full form in version 108, which launched in late November 2022.
Making it easier to locate and change passwords could be a sign that Google is gearing up to improve the passwordless login feature, which hasn’t gained momentum so far.
The main competition comes from Apple, which is also eyeing a password-free future, and while the revolution is being built using the same technology, it remains unclear how users will be able to transfer passwords from an iOS device to an Android device (and vice versa). versa), which may result in users being locked out of the operating system until a simple solution is detailed.