How to import your passwords in Chrome
Do you use an external password manager and want to save them in the Google browser? If the answer is yes, pay attention because we are going to explain how to import your passwords in Chrome.
Using a password manager is a highly recommended practice to strengthen your internet security. These services allow you to store your credentials safely so that you can access your profiles quickly and comfortably. Thanks to this, you have the possibility of using complex passwords, since you don’t have to remember them by heart.
The problem with password managers is that they often have limitations for free account users. The last to do so was LastPass, one of the most popular platforms, which a few weeks ago announced that free accounts will only be able to use the application on one type of device.
If you use the Google browser on your devices, an interesting solution to manage your credentials is the Google password manager. Thanks to this service you can synchronize the login data on all the devices where you use Chrome, so it will be very comfortable for you.
If you wonder how to import your passwords in Chrome, to do it in a comfortable and simple way you have the possibility of enable an experimental feature. We explain how to do it step by step:
- Access the directory of experimental Chrome features by typing “chrome: // flags /” in the address bar (without quotes).
- Enter “Password import” (without quotes) in the search field.
- Select Enabled from the drop-down and click on the Relaunch button.
- Once this is done, go to the Chrome menu by clicking on the three dots icon in the upper right corner and click on Settings.
- Click on the Passwords option in the Autocomplete section.
- Find the Saved passwords section, click on the three-dot icon and click on the Import option.
- Finally, select the CSV file with your passwords and import it to add the data to Google Chrome.
Since this is an experimental feature, you may not be able to import the CSV file with your passwords. In that case, you have to import your passwords into Firefox first and then pass them to Chrome. Do the following:
- Enter Firefox and click on the menu key in the upper right corner. Select Logins and Passwords.
- Click on the three dots icon and click Import from file.
- Import the CSV file with your passwords.
- Then go into Chrome and navigate to the Bookmarks> Import Bookmarks and Settings menu.
- Select Mozilla Firefox from the dropdown and then check Saved passwords and data to auto-fill forms.