Two days ago, I told you about an upcoming Chrome feature that will allow users to manually add username and passwords to Chrome’s password manager. Looks like Google is working on improving how users access these settings.
The code change request talks about adding “new entry points” to Autofill settings:
[Autofill Home] Add New Entry Points and Icons
This change implement adding new entry points for the new Autofill Home.
Also it adds the required icons. Both of these changes are gated behind
The bug associated with this change is public and has a lot more information, and screenshots!
This bug serves as a tracking bug for the MD-Settings changes required by the new Autofill Home (go/autofill-home). In particular, the following changes are required:
1) Update the passwords and autofill section titles
2) Update the entry points to the new titles, add icons and split autofill in addresses and credit cards
3) Move “Passwords”, “Credit cards” and “Addresses” from the advanced settings to the more prominent “People” section
Screenshots attached to the bug show what the team is working on. First, here is how it looks like when I click on the profile icon on the top right corner of Chrome:
Now, from the bug:
And here is the new Autofill section under Chrome Settings:
Looks like Google wants to make it easy to manage information that users store or sync using Chromesync. We have recently seen a lot of changes across Google services making it easy to access user settings and make changes. This could be part of that larger theme.
Or, this could be Google’s attempt to make Chrome more than a browser. Well, if you consider Chrome OS, it is already more than a browser, but things like these can give a little bit more personality to Chrome on other platforms too. That’s just my wild theory though!
I would love to know what you think Google is up to, drop me a comment (or two!)