How to set up Microsoft Autofill password manager on Google Chrome

Microsoft brings its password manager to Google Chrome with the Microsoft Autofill extension, and here's how to set up and use it.

Microsoft Autofill Chrome password manager
Microsoft Autofill Chrome password manager

Microsoft Autofill is an extension that brings the Microsoft password manager to Google Chrome. Using this extension, you can save your passwords to your Microsoft account and automatically fill them on websites you visit.

Since the passwords are synced to the cloud, you can also access them across devices, including your phone using the Microsoft Authenticator app on Android or iOS, or on other devices running Windows 10 using the Microsoft Edge built-in password manager.

The new autofill extension is currently available as beta through the Chrome Web Store, and alongside syncing your passwords on Chrome, you can also view your saved passwords, import data from file, and even clear all saved information.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to install and manage passwords with the Microsoft Autofill extension on Google Chrome.

How to install Microsoft Autofill extension on Chrome

To download and install the Microsoft Autofill extension on Chrome, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. Open this Chrome Web Store page.

  3. Click the Add to Chrome button for Microsoft Autofill.

    Microsoft Autofill for Chrome
    Microsoft Autofill for Chrome
  4. Click the Add extension button.

  5. Click the Extensions button.

  6. Click the Pin extension button to make it available in the address bar.

  7. Click the Microsoft Autofill extension button.

  8. Click the Sign in with Microsoft account button.

    Microsoft Autofill setup
    Microsoft Autofill setup
  9. Sign in with your Microsoft account credentials.

Once you complete the steps, the extension will sync the saved passwords already in your Microsoft account to Google Chrome, then the extension will fill your credentials automatically on sites you visit. If you are signing in the for the first time, Microsoft Autofill will prompt you to save the password in your account.

How to manage passwords with Microsoft Autofill on Chrome

To use manage saved passwords with Microsoft Autofill, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. Click the Microsoft Autofill extension button.

  3. Click the Manage passwords option.

    Microsoft Autofill manage passwords
    Microsoft Autofill manage passwords
  4. Click the ellipsis button and select the Details option to view more information about the credential. 

    Chrome password manager
    Chrome password manager
  5. Click the reveal button to view the password.

  6. Click the Done button.

  7. (Optional) Click the ellipsis button and select the Delete option to delete the saved password.

After you complete the steps, you will be able to view and delete saved passwords. Also, in the left navigation pane, you will find the “Settings” page, which houses a few options, including one to import passwords to the manager from an CSV file, or you can use the “Clear” data option to delete all the saved passwords from your Microsoft account.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].