Google has a password manager which syncs all your passwords across various devices. Now, the company is bringing a new feature “password checkup.” This password checkup was present in the form of an extension but now the company is bringing it into the chrome settings feature.
With this feature, you can check whether your account has fallen prey to any kind of breach or not. It also warns you about the repeated usage of the same password. This feature also highlights the accounts that have weak passwords. Google is bringing this feature to provide better safety for the users and their details.
You can get your passwords checked at passwords.google.com. As of now, this feature is available on Chrome Canary, a place where Google checks all its features before launching to beta users. To enable this password checkup, go to the chrome://flags section and enable the “password leak detection” feature.
Now go back to the Chrome settings panel and you will find a new option- Check Password Safety. This feature will only work only if you are logged into the chrome website with your Gmail id and all the passwords are synced.
When you click on this check password safety, Google will compare your account details with millions of breached account details. Google claimed that it is scanning the dark web too but it mostly searches on the open web. If your account details were a part of any kind of breach, then Google will warn you and it is important for you to change the username and password of that account immediately.
This feature will hit the devices by the end of this year. Both Android and PCs are going to get this feature and the iOS devices will get it after some time.