Google Chrome 62 for Android comes with a set of new features that Google announced on the official Chrome releases blog a couple of days ago.
The most important feature of the set, if you ask me, is the ability to view and copy passwords that users saved using the mobile web browser.
Earlier versions of the Chrome browser for Android did not come with the functionality, and the only option you had in those versions was to access passwords.google.com to manage saved passwords; this was not really the most user friendly way of handling passwords.
Google rolls out Chrome 62 currently but it may take weeks before the new build is pushed to all user devices.
Chrome users who don't want to wait can download the latest version of Chrome from APK Mirror. Please note that you need to enable the installation of Android apps from unknown sources in the security settings before you can install that version (as it is not distributed through Google Play but a third-party site).
Password management in Chrome version 62.0.3202.73 is available in the settings then. Here is how you manage passwords in Chrome for Android directly:
Chrome for Android provides the functionality only if the Android device is protected by PIN (or other supported forms of protection).
The two other features that Google highlighted are accelerated downloads, and an option to see data savings in the Chrome menu when the Data Saver feature is enabled. google did not provide any additional information on the download acceleration feature.Advertisement
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