How to Enable or Disable Windows Hello for Password Autofill in Google Chrome

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The article provides a guide on how to enable or disable the “Use Windows Hello when filling passwords” feature in Google Chrome. The new security feature prompts users to authenticate through Windows Hello each time they access saved passwords, thereby strengthening security particularly on shared devices. This guide provides clear instructions, including navigating Chrome settings,…

This article explains enabling or disabling “Use Windows Hello when filling passwords” in Google Chrome.

Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google. It and Microsoft Edge share the same codebase. They are practically identical in basic functionalities, using browsing activities, including history and other browsing data, to provide personalized ads, search, shopping, and news.

A new security feature added to Google Chrome uses Windows Hello to prompt you to authenticate whenever you access saved passwords to fill in the password field for sites you visit automatically.

This new feature adds an extra layer of security, especially on shared devices, to confirm your identity when an online form automatically tries to use your stored password in Chrome.

We’ll show you how to enable or disable it in Google Chrome.

Enable or disable “Use Windows Hello when filling passwords” in Chrome

As mentioned above, Google Chrome adds an extra layer of security to confirm your identity when an online form automatically tries to use your stored password in Chrome.

This becomes useful on devices that are shared.

Here’s how to turn it on or off.

First, open the Google Chrome browser.

Then click on the Customize and Control (3 vertical dots button) in the top right corner and select Settings.

Google Chrome use Windows Hello autofill passwords
Microsoft Edge browser has more options and settings

On the Settings page on the left panel, click the Autofil and passwords link on the left.

Google Chrome use Windows Hello autofill passwords
Microsoft Edge browser privacy search and services page

Next, select the “Google Password Manager” tile on the right to open it.

Google Chrome use Windows Hello autofill passwords

On the Password Manager settings page, select Settings on the left.

Then toggle the On and Off Switch to enable or disable Google Chrome using Windows Hello to authenticate yourself when you want to use saved passwords.

Google Chrome use Windows Hello autofill passwords

If enabled, Google will prompt you via Windows Hello to authenticate and proof by entering a PIN or other Windows Hello feature before stored passwords are accessed.

If disabled, Google Chrome will stop prompting you to enter your Windows Hello credentials before accessing your saved passwords.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn on or off “Use Windows Hello when filling passwords” in Google Chrome. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comments form below.

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