This article explains how to use Chrome Bulk Password Check to look for leaked passwords. There is a chance that your passwords get leaked and dumped on the open internet along with thousands of other passwords. This has happened quite a few times that there are tools to check for compromised passwords now. Recently, Microsoft added a feature in the new Edge browser that alerts you whenever any of your saved passwords get leaked.
Following similar footsteps, Google is also implementing a similar feature in Chrome. This new feature is called “Bulk Password Check” and currently being tested in the Google Chrome Canary build on Android. Just like Edge, this feature will send you an alert whenever it finds any of your saved passwords on any open leaked password database.
Bulk Check for Password Leaks using Chrome
To use this Bulk Password Checker feature, you have to get the latest Canary to build on your Android device. Once you have the Canary version, let it sync your data to fetch all your saved passwords. Then, enabled this feature from the Chrome Flags.
To do that, open the Google Chrome Canary app on your phone and type
chrome://flags in the address bar. Tap enter on the keyboard to open the flags page. In the flags page, tap on the search bar at the top and type “Bulk” or “Bulk Password Check”. Doing this highlights the respective flag on the screen. Now, change the flag value to Enable. This prompts a browser relaunch, tap on the relaunch button to enable the feature.
Once enabled, you can access this feature from the Passwords section. For that, go to the Chrome menu from the 3-dot menu and open Settings. Then tap on the “Passwords” option. This opens the Password settings where you get a new “Check passwords” feature.
The feature works automatically. It constantly keeps checking if any of your saved passwords are leaked. In case it finds your password in any database, it alerts you about that by sending a notification alert. Apart from that, you can tap on this feature from the Password settings and manually run a check for password leaks.
This is how you can bulk check for leaked passwords using Chrome. This is a handy feature that can help you keep your digital accounts and online assets safe. In case any of your passwords is compromised then you can change it before any mishappening once you get the alert for it. This feature is currently in Canary build only but it will make its ways to the regular Google Chrome browser across platforms very soon.