July 1, 2022

What you need to know

  • Google Assistant’s automatic password updater is now available to more users on Chrome for Android.
  • The feature allows Assistant to automatically change a password that Chrome has discovered to be compromised.
  • You can either let the digital assistant suggest a new password or manually enter your own.

You can already check the security of passwords saved to your Google account and see which credentials need to be updated when a breach occurs, thanks to Google Chrome version 88, which arrived early last year. Google is now supercharging that feature with a Google Assistant capability that updates your compromised passwords for you.

The password auto-updater was first announced by Google at its I/O event last year, but it has since only been made available to a small number of Android users. According to leaker Max Weinbach, it is now rolling out to a broader group of Chrome users (via Android Police).