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Google reveals new password protection features in Chrome 88

Google Chrome 88 with new privacy features will be rolled out over the coming weeks.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 14:35 IST
Chrome 88 is coming soon
Chrome 88 is coming soon (Pixabay)

Google has continued to double down on privacy features for its Chrome users. The latest version, Chrome 88, brings interesting new features in this direction.

Google's Chrome v88 now gives you an easy shortcut to identify weak passwords and quickly edit them. To check your passwords, click on the key icon that appears under your profile or you can manually type chrome://settings/passwords in your address bar.

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“We've all had moments where we've rushed to set up a new login, choosing a simple “name-of-your-pet” password to get set up quickly. However, weak passwords expose you to security risks and should be avoided. In Chrome 88, you can now complete a simple check to identify any weak passwords and take action easily,” said Google in a blog post.

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The latest iteration of Chrome browser also makes it easier for users to update multiple usernames and passwords at one place. The feature is in addition to Chrome's existing prompt feature when users update saved passwords. This feature will first arrive on Chrome for desktop and iOS versions. The Android app will be receiving this feature very soon.

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Google's new privacy features with Chrome 88 will be rolled out over the coming weeks. The company has also promised to roll out more privacy and security related features throughout 2021.

Apart from the new privacy features, Google has also shared some highlights of its safety programme. For instance, Chrome's Safety Check is used 14 million times every week. Since the rollout of this feature, Google said it had registered a 37% reduction in compromised credentials stored in Chrome.

The company said Chrome was streamlining 3 million sign-ins across iOS apps every week. While biometric authentication is already available on the iOS app, Google will soon bring the same to Chrome on Android.

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First Published Date: 20 Jan, 09:10 IST