Google recently made it easier to change your corrupted passwords

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Google recently made it easier to change your corrupted passwords

The new update will prompt you once you log into a site with a password that’s been compromised and offer you an option to ‘Change automatically’ at the click of a button. Once you click that and agree to the confirmation sheet that pops up, you’ll then be taken directly to the affected website where you can use Chrome’s built-in password manager to generate and then store the new login details. While Google Assistant can handle the entire process for you, you do have the option to jump in at any point and type in your own password.

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  • Google is making it easier to create new passwords after your old ones have been compromised by delegating the task to Google Assistant. The new Google Assistant feature that automates the time-consuming process of changing your passwords following a breach is being rolled out more broadly. Google announced the feature last year, stating that it would be available in Chrome for Android, and it appears that users have begun to notice it on their devices.

  • However, the feature only works on supported sites for now as Google is yet to publish requirements for websites to support the feature, according to a report from Android Police. Once it does, it’s likely that more websites should adopt the feature. In 2021, Google introduced automatic password changing on Chrome so if you’re familiar with that it should be easy to use it on the Assistant. You can check if your Android phone has the update by heading to Chrome’s password settings. Sites that supported the feature will have the Google Assistant bubbles next to ‘Change Password’ instead of the box with the arrow.