Recently we reported Chrome lets you add passwords manually and dismiss compromised password warnings, another new feature is now being worked on by Google. Chrome Password Manager now lets you add notes to Passwords in case you need it for saved and manually added credentials. Here is how you can do that right now.
Popular third-party Password Manager Apps already support standard features such as Notes. Google is now improving Chrome Password Manager in that regard also.
First things first, why you may want to store notes about Passwords in the Chrome browser?
- There could be many reasons for this. For instance, you may want to track Password related things such as when you created or last changed the password.
- And, you can add context for additional information
- To remember Security questions and answers
- Other details that may help you reset your account or log on to the site.
Enable Notes section for Passwords in Chrome
- Launch Chrome browser
- Visit chrome://flags
- Search for notes, in the dropdown next to “Password notes in Settings“, select “Enabled”
- Restart the browser.
How to add a note to Saved Password in Chrome
- Open Chrome
- Click on the 3-dot menu icon and select Settings
- Click no Autofill > Passwords
- Under saved Passwords, click on the Password details button for a Password and click “Edit“
- Enter the Windows device Password to authenticate, add the information in the Note field that appears below the username and Password fields, and click Save.
The Notes feature for Passwords is currently available in Chrome 102 Canary and it can save up to a maximum of 1000 characters for a password. There is no guarantee it gets into the Stable version, we’ll let you know when that happens.
It’s worth noting the feature doesn’t present in the new Edge or Firefox browser. It always comes down to the utilization of notes by users. This may not be a killer feature, but useful enough to keep using it to remember important stuff about saved credentials.
Summary: Google is preparing to bring the Notes feature for saved Passwords in the Chrome browser. The feature is already available in various popular Password Managers. Here is how you can enable and use it right now.
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