Google on Tuesday announced new features that will make seamless payments and password management easier in Chrome for all signed-in users, by making Chrome’s sync service optional.

“Many people choose to save their payment information and passwords for their favorite websites to their Google Account for easy access. Until recently, it was not always easy to access them in Chrome,” Google explains in its Chromium blogpost.

This changed last year, when we made it easier to access the payment methods in your Google Account. Since then, we’ve been working hard to bring the same signed-in experience to more features and users — making it simpler and more intuitive to access your Google Account info in Chrome. We’re happy to announce that over the coming weeks and months, seamless payments and password management will become available to all signed-in users, syncing or not.”

More Convenient Sign In On Android

Chrome on Android will soon allow you to sign in with a single tap, even when not using sync. When you sign in to a Google service like Gmail, you can now choose to sign in to Chrome with one of your Google Accounts on the device – with a single tap and without having to re-enter your credentials. If you prefer to sign in without adding your account to the device, you can simply dismiss the dialog. And if you want a temporary browsing session, the menu provides a quick way to open Incognito mode.

Easier Payments With Chrome On Android

When you sign in to Chrome on your Android phone using the new single tap option, you will soon be able to autofill the payment methods stored in your Google Account. Chrome will ask you to confirm the card’s CVC or let you authenticate with biometrics to proceed with the purchase. You can also save a new credit card to your account to use it across all your devices. Each time you save a card to your account, you will receive a confirmation email. You can manage and delete the cards at any time by going to your Payment methods in your account.

Easier Password Management On Chrome Desktop

Google Chrome will make access and management of your passwords safely across your devices more easier in the coming months. All you will need to do is simply signing in to your Google Account, regardless of whether sync is enabled. You will be able to autofill passwords on sites that you previously saved to your account. Further, when you save a new password, Chrome will let you choose where you want to save it — on the device or in your Google Account. If you choose your account, you can access it on all your devices.

According to Google, this new change will be bringing Chrome’s password generation feature to more users, helping them create strong and unique passwords for the many online accounts users manage when using Chrome.

All the above features are expected to be rolled out over the coming months.


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