Google Chrome seems to be providing huge functionality apart from just surfing the internet. Among the extra features of Chrome is the password manager.

Whenever a user signs into an account from Google Chrome, a dialog that prompts the user to save the password is displayed. When you click the save button, the password is stored in a password manager linked to your Google account(Account saved in Google Chrome).

This is one good functionality about Chrome, however, there has been some criticism about the safety of passwords stored in Google Chrome, but it’s not time yet that we a conclusion about this. Some people seem to not trust the Google Chrome password manager.

Another reason could be that you’re using a device that is not your own, probably a stranger’s or friend’s computer. Leaving your passwords saved in such devices is such a risk.

Well, if you’re tired of being prompted by Google Chrome to save your password, I will be describing the steps on how to disable the save password dialog in Google Chrome. It’s quite easy, just a few steps on the road and you’re done.

But before we dive in, let’s discuss the safety of the Google Chrome password manager.

Is Google Chrome password manager safe enough?

It’s not easy to memorize all passwords and usernames of various accounts, but with the Google password manager, you can have all your passwords in centralized storage that can be accessed from any device using Google Chrome.

Most of the time, the Google Chrome password manager is compared with LastPass.

LastPass is another famous password manager that lets users store not only passwords but additional information like bank account details in an encrypted format. However, we shall keep our eyes on Google Chrome for now.

The safety of Google Chrome password manager strongly depends on how many people you share your computer with.

Google Chrome password manager as other password managers is not a great choice to use in case you share your computer a lot of time.

This is because anyone with access to the chrome browser on the same computer can access all the accounts whose passwords are saved in the password manager. In this case of a shared environment, I advise you to avoid accessing sensitive accounts from shared computers.

And if you must use a shared computer for sensitive accounts, make sure to clean up all the traces after using it by signing out, clearing the history and deleting all sorts of cookies.

Once an intruder user gains access to Google Chrome on your computer, the final measure that Chrome provides to keep passwords safe is the underlying User Account in the Operating System.

This reminds you of how important the OS user account password is and how you should keep it very safe.

Other than that Google Chrome password manager should be safe enough for a Personal Computer that is not shared.

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How to disable the save password dialogue in Google Chrome

Open Google Chrome settings

To open Google Chrome settings, click on the menu icon (three verticle dots) at the top right corner of the Chrome window.

Google Chrome menu icon

From the menu list, click on settings. This will open a new browser tab with the settings.

Open Google Chrome settings

Disable the offer to safe passwords

From the People section, click on passwords to open the Google Chrome password manager.

Google Chrome settings

The password manager provides various options including Auto sign-in, offer to save passwords, and view current passwords.

At this point, we are only interested in disabling the save password dialog, so go ahead and uncheck the switch at the left of the Offer to save password label.

disable offer to save passwords in Google Chrome

You’re done! You can now sign into any account from Google Chrome without any prompt to save the password from the browser.

Enock Lubowa
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