How to Add Passwords to Google Password Manager

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Google Password Manager is an integrated online security tool. It's built into every device you're signed in to with your Google Chrome account. Not only does it suggest strong and unique passwords, but it also automatically remembers all the passwords you've created so far.

In this guide, we'll walk through the process of adding a password to Google Password Manager when you first create an account on a website. Additionally, we'll show you some workarounds for manually adding passwords.



Add a password to Google Password Manager when creating an account

Google Password Manager stores all your login information and suggests new passwords when you create new profiles with your Google account. It is also enabled by default, so you do not have to do anything to activate this online security system. Keep in mind that you must have a Google Account to use Google Password Manager. After creating an account, each time you sign up on a new website and create a username and password, the Google Password Manager window will appear in the upper right corner of Chrome.

If you want to use Google Password Manager, you will need to sync all of your Google Account information. If you choose to enable the sync feature, all your passwords, bookmarks, and search history will be synced across all your devices. This feature is also useful in cases where you lose or upgrade to a new device. All of your passwords will be imported as soon as you sign in to your Google account on your new device.


To add a password to Google Password Manager when creating a new account, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the website where you will create a new account.
  2. Follow the prompts to create a new account.
  3. Enter your username and password.
  4. The "Save password?" window will appear in the upper right corner. Click on the "Save" button.

That's all we can say about it. Each time you visit this website, you will be able to automatically log in to your account. If you have synced your account information with other devices, you will also be able to do so on your phone, laptop, etc.


To make sure you have enabled the sync feature, here is what you need to do:

  1. Open Chrome on your laptop or computer.
  2. Click on your profile picture in the upper right corner.
  3. Go to the “Enable synchronization” option and activate it.
  4. Re-enter your email address and password for your Google account.

If the "Enable synchronization" tab is not there, then you have already enabled it. From here you can view, edit, copy, and delete saved passwords. This is how it's done:

  1. Click on your profile picture in the upper right corner.
  2. Proceed to the "Manage your Google Account" button in the pop-up window.
  3. Select "Security" from the left sidebar.
  4. Scroll down to the "Connecting to other sites" section.
  5. Click the arrow next to "Password Manager". You will see all the sites and apps for which you have saved passwords.
  6. Choose the site for which you want to display the password.

Here you can edit, delete, view and copy passwords.


There is another way to view all the passwords Google Password Manager has saved so far:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select "Settings" from the drop-down menu.
  4. Go to "Autofill" in the left sidebar.
  5. Switch to the "Passwords" tab.
  6. Scroll down to see "Saved Passwords".

If you want to remove certain passwords from the list of saved passwords, just click on the "X" to the right of each password. Below, you'll also find a list of passwords you've told Google never to save. They can be removed from the list in the same way.


Add password to Google Password Manager manually

Although there is no direct way to manually add a password to Google Password Manager, there are a few workarounds. One method is to bulk import your passwords. Here's how it's done:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Go to your profile picture in the upper right corner.
  3. Choose the "Manage your Google Account" button.
  4. Click on the "Security" tab in the left sidebar.
  5. Scroll down to the "Password Manager" tab in the "Connect to other sites" section.
  6. Switch to the "Settings" icon in the upper right corner.
  7. Click the "Export" button next to the "Export Passwords" tab. This will download a CSV file called "Google Passwords".
  8. Open the CSV file.
  9. Add a URL, username, and password in the columns.
  10. Return to Google Password Manager and click the "Import" button.
  11. Select the "Google Passwords" file on your computer.

Once done, you will be able to add a new password to Google Password Manager. Another method is to use the suggested password feature:



  1. Open Google Chrome and go to the website where you want to create a new account.
  2. Enter your username or email address.
  3. Right-click the password box or field.
  4. Choose the “Suggest a password…” option from the context menu.
  5. Select "Use Suggested Password."
  6. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of Chrome and go to "Settings".
  7. Proceed to "AutoFill" in the left sidebar.
  8. Click on “Password”.
  9. Under “Saved Passwords,” find the website where you just created an account.
  10. Click on the three dots next to this password.
  11. Choose "Change Password".
  12. Type your new password in the window.
  13. Go to the "Save" button.

This method is quick and easy, and you can use it on any website. The third method of manually adding a password to Google Password Manager includes the command prompt. You should only use it if you are already familiar with the command prompt and only if you have a Windows PC.

  1. Launch the Command Prompt application on your Windows.
  2. Copy this command: “cd C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplication”.
  3. Paste it into the command prompt window and press the “Enter” key on your keyboard.
  4. Do the same with this command: "chrome.exe -enable-features=PasswordImport".
  5. Open Google Chrome and click on the three dots in the upper right corner.
  6. Choose "Settings" from the drop-down menu.
  7. Go to “Autofill” then “Passwords”.
  8. Go to the "Saved passwords" section and click on the three dots on the right side.
  9. Select "Export" from the menu.
  10. Add a URL, username, and password to the CSV file.

Once done, your Google Password Manager will automatically update. Even though the command prompt method may seem complicated, it will only take a few minutes.

Use your own passwords on Google Password Manager

Google Password Manager is a useful tool that stores all your login information. You can use it to save all your passwords, and you can also add passwords manually. Then you have the option to view, edit and delete all of your saved passwords.

Have you added a password to Google Password Manager before? What method did you use? Let us know in the comments section below.

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