In Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and other browsers, you’ve to
click on the ‘eye’ icon next to password to reveal it and copy
the password. While the feature works pretty well, it doesn’t
respect your privacy and the unprotected password can be seen
by someone standing next to you.
The tech giant is working on a new feature that lets you copy
saved passwords to the clipboard on Windows 10. This means you
can copy password and paste it somewhere else without making it
visible to you or the person standing next to you.
In the password menu where you can scroll through all of your
saved passwords, Google is adding a new option that lets you
copy the password to the clipboard. The feature works only on
Windows and Google currently has no plans to enable it on
“This change adds a “Copy password” menu item to the Password
Settings in Chrome and adds a relevant string. So far clicking
the button is a no-op, actually copying the password will be
implemented in a future CL,” noted
Viktor Semeniuk, an engineer working at Google Chrome.
After the commit is implemented in Google Chrome, you’ll be
able to copy the password to the clipboard without displaying
it, just like you do on Android. This is a very welcome change
by Google, and it could be implemented in other Chromium
browsers as well.
In related news, Google is also bringing its Password Checkup
tool to Chrome and it will scan your passwords to see if any
have been leaked in security breaches.
Google originally offered Password Checkup feature as a browser
extension and the company is now moving it directly into
Chrome. Password Checker is available in the Canary builds of
Chrome 82 and it can be enabled by turning on the Bulk password
check option in flags menu.