Google Launches Saved Passwords Site and Smart Lock for Passwords
Google announced a lot of new updates and developments at the I/O developers conference yesterday. Among various features, the search giant quietly introduced two new password related features specific to Google Play Services version 7.5. ‘Google Identity Platform’ combines the company’s newly launched identity and login solutions.
Google is launching Smart Lock for Passwords and Saved Passwords site. These two services allow users to sign in to several apps with ease. The Smart Lock Passwords lets users sign in to all third party apps (Android only) that use API service with a single click across different devices.
However the Saved Passwords site works as a password manager for the web connected with your Google account and Android apps. This feature lets you sync your passwords to all apps installed on your phone or tablet.
Passwords.google.com, the new password management site syncs all of your web passwords saved on Chrome. A navigation list has the names of all sites authenticated by you. You can then easily check the actual password for each site.
The service essentially does the trick that Chrome was already doing on the web. For instance when you sign in to New York Times app, after logging in the Smart Lock will prompt and ask if you would like to save the password. Once you have saved it, the next time you open a new device and have your Google account already signed in on that, the New York Times app will automatically fill in the blank spots.
New York Times is one of the launch partners alongside Netflix, LinkedIn, Orbitz, Instacart and Eventbrite.