Google Assistant can now automatically change your risky passwords in Chrome!

    Google Assistant is rolling out a new feature that will automate the process of changing users’ passwords after it suspects a data breach.
    By: HIMANI JHA
    | Updated on: May 07 2022, 11:52 IST
    Google Assistant rolls out new feature!
    Google Assistant rolls out new feature! (Google)
    Google Assistant rolls out new feature!
    Google Assistant rolls out new feature! (Google)

    Google Assistant has rolled out a new feature that will automate the process of changing your passwords after a breach. Tipster Max Weinbach has confirmed the details through a tweet. The screengrab shared by Weinbach shows a dialog box that reads, “Chrome found the password you just used in a data breach. Your Google assistant can change your password automatically.” Below there, you'll also see the option to change automatically or cancel. If you agree to “Let Google Assistant help you change your password,” it will change your password automatically.

    Android Police has reported that Chrome will also warn users if their stored passwords are unsafe or reused from a data breach.

    As of now, people have to change their password manually, however, with this update, users will be prompted to change their password as soon as they log into a site where their password has been compromised.

    The new feature is built on the Duplex on the Web technology and allow Google Assistant to automatically change users' passwords on Chrome for Android. It is primarily an extension of the breached-password-detector feature in Chrome.

    How will the Google Assistant automated password work?

    Google Chrome will prompt the users to allow Google Assistant to change the password automatically. Once confirmed users will then be taken directly to the affected website to set up a new password for the account. Here, they can type in their own key or let the built-in password manager suggest one. Though Google Assistant can handle the entire process of password changing, you can take over at any stage.

    The Google Assistant feature was announced way back at Google I/O last year. This feature only works on supported sites as of now.

    As per the report by Android Police, there's also an added option to manually check whether the passwords saved by Chrome have been compromised or not in the “Passwords” sub-menu in the browser's settings.

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    First Published Date: 07 May, 11:50 IST
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