Classic Edge and Internet Explorer are the browsers that let you view the password you’ve typed in the password field on website login pages by clicking the eye icon, Microsoft has brought that facility to Chrome recently, now the feature is also available in Chromium-based Edge browser in the latest Canary build.
Reveal button appears only when there is user input and won’t appear if the password is auto-filled by password manager or if the password field is empty. The feature can now be tested on many sites, not just Disqus and Reddit. Both Chromium Edge and Chrome Canary now let you check password typed on Twitter, Facebook, Outlook and other websites.
Do note, Google already lets you verify passwords on its website login pages such as Gmail, in all browsers.
To test the feature right now in new Edge, ensure you’re using the latest Canary build 79.0.293.0 or later, and visit any one of the websites mentioned above and type random letters as a password to spot the eye icon, clicking on it will display the password you’ve entered.
If you type your password incorrectly multiple times, the website may prevent you from signing to it for a short period of time, with the reveal button in place, you can always check and correct the wrongly typed password. The Password can also be revealed by pressing Alt+F8 on the keyboard on Windows.
Do note the password reveal button or the eye icon can be disabled in Classic Edge and Internet Explorer in Windows 10 via Group Policy Editor or a Registry hack in Windows 10, we’re not sure there is a way to do the same for Chromium Edge and Google Chrome.