If you’re terrible at making your passwords the right strength, and even worse at remembering them once you do, Google Password Manager just updated a lot of its services for you.
You can use the Google Password Manager autofill option on the Chrome browser, which allows the browser to remember your passwords for all the sites you visit, for some time. And Google Password Manager was also able to create unique and strong passwords for you online.
But now the platform has been updated so you can also add passwords directly to the app, the company said in a blog post. Previously, you could only add passwords to Google Password Manager when Google prompted you when you entered your password and signed in to a new site; now you can manually add passwords at any time.
The update also made the app a bit easier for Android users, who can create a shortcut on their home screen to instantly launch Google Password Manager. For iOS users, you can use your iPhone to generate passwords for your apps when you set Chrome as the default autofill provider.
According to Google’s blog post, the features were developed at the Google Safety Engineering Center, where privacy and security experts review all of their work. “Of course, our efforts to create a safer web are a truly global effort – from our early work on 2-step verification to our future investments in technologies like access keys – and these updates we rolling out over the next few months are an important part of this work,” the blog said.