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How to export and import saved passwords on Google Chrome

Google Chrome include settings to export and import saved passwords, and in this guide, you'll learn to use these options.

Chrome export password option

Google Chrome can save passwords for most websites and services, making easier to sign in the next time.

If you’re build a database with your credentials on a password manager application, or you’re setting up an other instance the browser, Google Chrome includes an option to export saved passwords to a file, which you can then import to another app, transfer to a new browser, or download for safekeeping.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to export as well as to import passwords on Google Chrome on Windows 10. (Microsoft Edge also include an option to export online credentialas.)

How to export passwords on Chrome

To export password from Chrome, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. Click the Customize and Control (three-dotted) button on the top-right corner.

  3. Click on Settings.

  4. Click on You and Google.

  5. Under the “Autofill” section, select the Passwords option.

    Chrome passwords option
    Chrome passwords option
  6. Click the “More actions” (three-dotted) button next to “Saved passwords” and select the Export passwords option.

    Chrome export passwords option
    Chrome export passwords option
  7. Click the Export Passwords button.

    Export passsords button
    Export passsords button
  8. Confirm your account password.

  9. Select a folder to save the .csv file containing your passwords.

  10. Click the Save button.

Once you complete the steps, you’ll end up with a .csv file with all your saved Chrome passwords, which you can open using Excel, import to any password manager that supports the .csv file format, or another installation of the web browser.

How to import passwords on Chrome

Along with the ability to export passwords, the Google web browser also includes the ability to import passwords, but you need to enable the option manually.

Enable import passwords

To enable the password import option on Chrome, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. Type the following path in the address bar and press Enter:

    chrome://flags/#PasswordImport
  3. Use the drop-down menu on the right and select Enabled.

    Google Chrome password import option
    Google Chrome password import option
  4. Click the Relaunch now button.

After you complete the steps, the option to import passwords will be available in the browser settings.

Import passwords to Chrome

To import passwords to Chrome, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. Click the Customize and Control (three-dotted) button on the top-right corner.

  3. Click on Settings.

  4. Click on You and Google.

  5. Under the “Autofill” section, select the Passwords option.

    Chrome passwords option
    Chrome passwords option
  6. Click the “More actions” (three-dotted) button next to “Saved passwords” and select the Import passwords option.

    Chrome import password option
    Chrome import password option
  7. Select the .csv file with the information you’re trying to import.

  8. Click the Open button.

Once you complete the steps, the passwords should now be imported into the browser.

We’re focusing this guide on Windows 10, but the steps should also work on macOS and Linux.