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Chrome v88 for desktop can check if your saved password has been compromised, here are other new features

Google's Chrome v88 brings in a plethora of features, the most notable being the updated password manager. Let's quickly dive in to find more about it.

twitter-logoAyush Chourasia | January 21, 2021 | Updated 15:39 IST
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Google Chrome's v88 password manager is even more secure now

Highlights

  • Chrome v88 brings a more secure password manager.
  • With new Chrome v88, user passwords and usernames can now be changed from the same place.
  • Screenshot feature added in the incognito window.

The latest update for Google Chrome rolled out recently brings in a bunch of features. However, the updated password manager is the feature to look out for. With this update, users can easily fix weak and compromised passwords. Plus, the improved password manager ensures that users don't have a tough time logging into accounts that are used less. As per the reports, Chrome v88 will start rolling out in the coming weeks.


It's pretty standard that a lot of users have the same password for various accounts making all our accounts vulnerable to attacks at once. To address this issue, Chrome's v88 has added a security check within its password manager, which notifies users about their weak passwords. The user can now head over to the settings menu to fix this vulnerable password.

Google Chrome v88 Password manager


To check for compromised passwords, tap on your profile picture and then tap on the key icon in the dialogue box that pops up. In case, this doesn't work, and you can head over to chrome settings, passwords and then check passwords. This will allow you to check all vulnerable passwords and fix them instantly.


Additionally, you can make changes to all user and passwords from the same place. This feature is made available to the desktop and iOS users and will soon make it to Android.


But that's not it the update gets a plethora of features, the notable ones are mentioned below.


Incognito Screenshot: Chrome v88 Beta brings screenshot feature to the incognito mode. The incognito-screenshot flag allows you to take screenshots while browsing in the incognito window. But it's not enabled by default, so you will manually enable in the settings menu.


Video Tutorials: Another new handy feature is Video Tutorials, this will help users get acquainted with the latest Chrome v88 features. The video tutorial card can also be shared with friends and family, in case they are stuck with a particular feature.


Search Tabs: Not to miss, you can now search for tabs with this new feature called Search Tabs. The Search Tabs feature can also be accessed via a keyboard CTRL+Shift+A.


In a recent blog post, Google mentioned that the Password security check feature is used by 14 million users in a week. This has reduced compromised credentials by 37% since its rollout, Google said in the same blog post.

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