Chrome To Save Passwords Without An Associated Username

Speed Simplicity and Security. Here is the latest security feature from Chrome. ( I am not sure if this is exclusive to Chrome, so if you guys know about any other browser doing this, do comment!) Future versions of Chrome will be able to save passwords without an associated username.

Can we call this a security feature? I am sure there will be people with other opinions, but I like to consider this as a security feature than convenience.

I tend to remember usernames, not passwords. I change passwords occasionally, and they are usually random stuff that I forget easily. Saving the username and password together on the browser is little risky if the computer is shared. By saving just the password, it gives me security and convenience.


But that’s just my thoughts. I am really curious to know what you guys think!

I am still not sure when this feature will show up on Chrome, but from what I see, this has been added to Chromium builds now. Stay tuned for more updates on this one!

source : Chromium code

Note: This is going to be an additional feature and will not replace the existing option to save username-password combination on websites.

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Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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  • Eric 23/05/2013, 9:02 pm

    I think it should offer the option of saving both user name and password or just the password. I wouldn’t like to type in my username all the time in all the sites that i open.