Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers How to Show Passwords in Chrome Display your saved passwords in clear text By Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated February 11, 2020 Browsers Chrome Safari Firefox Microsoft Tweet Share Email Like most modern web browsers, Google Chrome offers the option to store your passwords so that they can be easily prepopulated each time they're needed. This not only avoids extra typing but makes it easier to authenticate without having to remember each password off the top of your head. Storing this important data within the Chrome browser can sometimes make things a little too convenient, however, as it's easy to forget our passwords after not having to enter them for a while. Hope is not lost, as there is a way to make Chrome show your saved passwords. View Saved Passwords in Chrome for Desktops and Laptops Follow the instructions below to show your saved passwords on Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows platforms. Open your Google Chrome browser. Click on the Menu button, represented by three vertically-aligned dots and located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. When the drop-down menu appears, select the Settings option. You can also enter the following text into Chrome's address bar instead of using the menu: chrome://settings Chrome's Settings interface should now be displayed. Click on Passwords, found within the People section. A list of saved passwords will appear, each accompanied by their corresponding website and username. By default, these passwords are hidden and replaced by a series of dots. To view a specific password, click on the eye icon located to its right. You may now be prompted to enter the operating system username and password, depending on your platform. Once successfully authenticated, the password selected will be shown in clear text. To hide it once again, click on the eye icon a second time. View Saved Passwords in Chrome for Android and iOS Follow the instructions below to show your saved Chrome passwords on Android or iOS devices. Open your Google Chrome browser app. Tap the Menu button, represented by three dots and located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen on Android and lower right-hand corner on iOS. When the pop-up menu appears, select the Settings option. Chrome's Settings interface should now be displayed. Tap the Passwords option. A list of saved passwords will now appear, accompanied by their corresponding website and username. Select the password that you wish to view. Details about this particular set of credentials should be displayed. You'll notice a series of dots in the Password section. Tap these dots once. Select the Show button. You'll now be prompted to enter your device's passcode, or asked to authenticate using your fingerprint or Face ID. Once successfully authenticated, the password selected will be shown in clear text. To mask it once again, tap the password and choose the Hide button.