You never have to remember your passwords with Android from now on!

Sheri Evans
August 14, 2019

You'll soon be able to log into certain Google services via the Chrome web browser with whatever option you use to unlock your smartphone, including a fingerprint scan or PIN number.

To use the feature, Google notes that you'll need a phone running Android 7 Nougat or later, your phone will need to be logged in to your Google account, and you'll have to have screen lock set up. It's rolling out the feature via a Google Play Services update to all Android 7 and above devices in the next few days.

As mentioned, Pixel owners have access to this starting right now.

However, Google has said that the new feature is now being rolled out to Pixel phones first, and will arrive on devices running Android 7.0 Nougat or newer followin that, so it shouldn't be long before it becomes easier to log into other Google services through Chrome on Android.

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Moving further on what we heard earlier this year, Google has now added password-less login options to some Google services for Pixel devices.

Not having to remember a password means this is a much more convenient way to log in, and it's also much more secure. As explained by The Verge, by using this method of security, credentials are stored locally, as opposed to being stored in a remote cloud server.

At the moment, you can go to and test out this feature to view and edit your passwords. FIDO2 is much more secure than regular passwords. Both security keys - like its Titan keys and those from Yubico - and local user verification do use FIDO2 standards. This service lets you manage all of the passwords that Chrome has saved for you. But unless you use a password manager (something we'd strongly recommend) or have a superb memory, remembering those passwords can get a tad hard. First, your device must be running Android Nougat or higher and contain your Google Account.

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