Google Chrome recently added a feature that allowed users to export passwords. From the looks of it, Google will soon add this feature to the Android and iOS versions of Chrome.
A couple of weeks ago I started noticing code change requests for this feature in Android. Today, I noticed one for iOS, and I thought I should write about it. The problem is, I did not save any of those code changes that I noticed for Android. So, I had compromise with something that does not give away much information.\
This CL prepares the C++ binding for passing exported passwords to the
Java code controlling Chrome’s settings.
Now to the iOS part of the story:
Add button for exporting passwords in Settings > Save Passwords
This button is behind a flag and doesn’t currently do anything when tapped on. The rest of the functionality will be added in follow-up CLs. The button should be disabled whenever there are no saved passwords displayed. General design:
That design document is private, but the bug is not. The title of the bug clearly states its purpose “Implementation of passwords export on iOS”.
So, there you have it. Very soon, Google Chrome will allow your to export passwords in all platforms. Currently this is available on Windows version, behind a flag. When this arrives on Android and iOS, I am hoping that this will use the native sharing options. Something like, you export passwords and use the Share menu to import them to another browser or LasPass?
Are you excited for this feature? Let me know in comments!