How to Install Google Password Manager App from Chrome

Recently, Google Chrome renamed its Password Manager tool to Google Password Manager. Chrome also suggests to install it as a shortcut app on your computer. You can install the Google Password Manager app on your Windows or Mac. 

What is the Google Password Manager App?

Google Chrome has a feature to create a shortcut to a specific tab and open it as a window. 

Here is how the process works:

You open the Google Password Manager on your Chrome browser in a tab and create a shortcut. 

The shortcut has the name and icon of Google Password Manager. You can search for the app on your computer, and it will appear as a separate app.

When you open the app, it opens the Chrome tab from your shortcut and shows all the passwords.

With this app installed on your computer, you can find your saved passwords without opening the browser every time. 

Even if you have multiple Chrome user profiles, it will open the password manager from the user profile you used to create the shortcut.  You can switch to other profiles anytime. 

How to install the Google Password Manager App

Install Google Password Manager From the menu

If you haven’t updated your Chrome for a long time, update it to the latest version, and you can see the Google Password Manager option in the menu. 

Select Google Password Manager

Open Google Chrome on your computer and click the three-dots icon at the top right corner. Select Google Password Manager from the menu. 

Install Google Password Manager

It takes you directly to your saved passwords page. Again, click on the three-dots icon at the top right corner and select Install Google Password Manager from the menu. 

Click Install

A prompt will ask whether you want to install the app; select Install

Google Password Manager App
Google Password Manager App

It will install the application shortly and open it. If you notice the app and password manager on Chrome, you can see they are the same. 

Install Google Password Manager App From Settings

There is another way of installing this application on your computer. You can create a shortcut directly from the Google Password Manager settings. Here’s how:

Select Google Password Manager

Launch Google Chrome on your computer and click on the three dots at the top right corner. Go to Google Password Manager from the menu.

Go to Settings

Switch to Settings from the left sidebar. 

Click on Add shortcut

Click on the Add shortcut

Click Install

A pop-up will ask for your confirmation; select Install from it. Chrome will install the application on your computer and open it quickly. 

Install Google Password Manager From More Tools

Go to Password Manager

Open a new tab on your Chrome browser; type chrome://password-manager/passwords in the address bar and press Enter. It takes you to the Google Password Manager. 

Now, click the three-dots icon from Chrome’s top right corner; a menu will appear on your screen.

Create shortcut

Move your mouse cursor over More Tools and click on Create Shortcut

Create Password Manager shortcut

A pop-up will appear on your screen. You can enter a custom name for the app, but be sure to select Open as window

Click Create to install the Google Password Manager on your computer. 

Uninstall Google Password Manager App From Your Computer

You can uninstall it anytime if you don’t need a local Google Password Manager. 

Chrome is a cross-platform browser; every operating system has its own file management system. 

In this article, I will show you a trick that works on any OS and any method mentioned above. 

Select Google Password Manager

Open Google Chrome on your computer and go to the Google Password Manager from the menu.

Open in Google Password Manager

Now, click the three-dots icon at the top right corner and select Open in Google Password Manager.

It will open the Google Password Manager on your computer. Click on the three-dots icon at the top right corner of the app.

Uninstall Google Password Manager

Select Uninstall Google Password Manager from the menu.

Select Remove

A pop-up will ask for your confirmation; click Remove from the pop-up. 

You don’t need to select Clear data from the pop-up because password manager is a built-in tool and is unavailable on the browsing history. 

Uchchash Talukder Rana is the founder of @ansmegeek. He is the jack of all trades and master of a few. He uses Windows, Mac, Android & iOS on a daily basis. If he is not sleeping, either he is writing articles or playing Valorant.

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