At its I/O developer conference last year, Google announced a new Assistant-powered feature for Chrome to help users easily change compromised passwords. This feature is now finally rolling out to users in Chrome for Android.
The new Assistant-powered feature displays a pop-up notification as soon as you log in with the password found in the data breach. As shown in the attached screenshot (via Max Weinbach), the notification stated: “Chrome found the password you just used in the data breach. Your Google Assistant may automatically change your password.”
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The notification also includes two buttons – one to turn off the pop-up and another to change the password automatically. Tapping on the latter takes you to a new page with a confirmation sheet that states: “To help you complete tasks, Google will receive URLs and content of sites on which you use Assistant, as well as information you submit through Assistant. This information may be stored in your Google Account. You can turn off the Assistant in Chrome Settings.”
tap onI agree’ The button on the confirmation sheet will take you to the Change Password page for the respective service. The page also includes a sheet at the bottom to track progress as Google Assistant creates a new password. After Assistant generates a new password, you can accept it and save it in Chrome’s password manager. If you face any problem during the process, you can take over to manually change your password at any time.
It is worth noting that this feature was first rolled out to some users in November last year. It appears to be going on more widely now. If you haven’t already received it, it should arrive on your device in the next few days.
What do you think about this new Assistant-powered feature in Chrome for Android? Do you think this is useful, or would you rather manually change your tampered password? Let us know in the comments section below.