Last year, Google changed the way Chrome dealt with payment information by allowing users to access their payment methods even if Google sync was turned off. Now, to offer seamless password management, the search engine giant is extending this to all the login information that the user has saved.
In a recent post on the Chromium Blog, Google explains that it will be rolling out a new update that will allow users to sign in with a single tap. When users sign into a Google service like Gmail, they can use one of the previously signed-in accounts by just tapping it instead of having to re-enter their credentials.
Moreover, the browser will also provide its users with an option to not save their credentials on the device. Incognito mode will also be a tap away for temporary browsing sessions.
Moreover, even if Google sync is turned off, users will be able to autofill the payment methods stored in their Google account for a more convenient shopping experience. Chrome will, of course, confirm the card’s CVC or ask for biometric authentication before letting you use the info.
Note that users can manage and delete the cards at any time by going to the Payment methods in their account.
Furthermore, while saving a new password, users will be prompted whether they want to save the password on the device or in their Google Account. If they choose the account, they will be able to access the saved info across all platforms. However, for that, sync needs to be turned on.
The feature will be rolled out to all users globally in coming months.