Chrome evangelist Francois Beaufort has confirmed that Google will soon introduce a new export system for its browser that will make it a breeze to download all your saved passwords into a portable file format. “We’ll soon be able to export all our passwords saved in Chrome in a text (.csv) file so that you can import them easily in another password manager”, he writes (via CultofMac).
Although Google has offered the ability to export saved passwords from Chrome for a while now, the process has been quite complicated for an average user. With the upcoming export system, the whole process will get a lot simpler, allowing users to easily transfer their saved passwords from Chrome to any password manager of their choice.
There is no timeframe for the update yet, but you can try the new feature early on a Chrome OS device by accessing the developer channel. You can do this within Chrome’s settings menu by clicking Detailed build information under About Chrome OS, then selecting Channel.
Once you have all your passwords saved in a .csv file, you can easily import them into a password manager and use them anywhere.
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