If you’ve recently switched to Chrome from any other browser, you might be looking for a way to import your data from the last browser you used.
In Chrome or any other browser, importing settings and bookmarks from another browser is pretty easy. But there may be instances when you want to import saved passwords from your old browser to the new one.
By default, the importing passwords feature is not officially available in Chrome. But there’s a very easy trick that you can use to turn it on.
Reasons to Import Passwords?
Compiled below are some of the reasons why you might be looking to import passwords into Chrome:
You are reinstalling Chrome after recent uninstallation.
You’re switching to Chrome from another browser
You may have deleted the saved passwords
How to Import Passwords Into Chrome
Listed below are the methods to import passwords into Chrome:
Import Passwords via CSV File
Using a CSV file, you can import passwords from and to any browser. Every browser allows you to export your saved passwords as a CSV file.
If you haven’t exported your password already, we recommend doing so.
You can export passwords from the Passwords section of your browser’s settings. After exporting, now it’s time to enable the password import feature in Chrome.
Enable Password Import Flag
Flags are experimental features in Chrome that are not currently available in the default software. These features are being tested and are usually hidden. But they can be easily accessed and enabled.
To enable the password import flag, follow the steps below:
Open Chrome. On the address bar, enterchrome://flags/
On the Search bar, search for password import
Click on default to open a drop-down menu
You’ll be prompted to restart the browser. Go ahead and do so.