If you’re using Google Chrome, you must be aware of its helpful password saving feature. However, most of us don’t know that we can even import or export passwords in Google Chrome.
Passwords are very crucial for your safety and saving it in a web browser makes things easy for you. You don’t have to remember the password every time to access a particular site. What if you want to save your passwords somewhere else. Even though there’s no direct way to import or export passwords from Google Chrome, you can still do this by enabling a Chrome flag. Read on to know how to enable the feature.
Import or export passwords in Google Chrome
1. Launch the Chrome browser and type “chrome://flags/#password-import-export” into the search bar. Press the Enter key and you’ll see Chrome’s flags pages.
2. Select the Enable option from the drop-down menu. Once done, you’ll get a message at the bottom of the window to relaunch the browser.
3. Hit the Relaunch Now button.
4. Open up Chrome’s password manager by typing “chrome://settings/passwords” in the search bar. Alternatively, you can go to Settings> Advanced Settings> Manage Passwords.
5. To export passwords in Google Chrome, simply hit the Export button. A pop-up window will appear asking you to enter your user account password. Once you’ve done so, a Save window will appear.
6. Google Chrome will then automatically save your passwords as a plain Text Csv. From this file, you can import all your passwords into a password manager of your choice.
7. For those who want to import passwords in Google Chrome, just hit the Import button.
8. Simply provide the Csv file that contains your list of passwords and Chrome will do the rest.
That was all on how to import or export passwords in Google Chrome. Once important thing you need to keep in mind while exporting passwords is that Chrome will create a password list in plain text. Once you’re done importing the passwords to a password manager, make sure to delete the text file immediately to avoid any misuse.