Remove a saved password with Google Chrome

Posted February 25th, 2013 in Applications (Updated February 25th, 2013)

If you have saved a password for a website in Google's Chrome you can easily enough remove that password (or all saved passwords) if you no longer want it saved on your computer. This post shows how to do this with easy to follow screenshots.

Post history

This post has been fully re-written with new screenshots due to interface changes made with Google Chrome since my original post was written on 17 Jan 2010. This post is accurate as of Chrome version 25 on 25 Feb 2013.

How to remove a saved password in Google Chrome

Click the triple bar icon which appears to the right of the address bar as shown by the first red arrow in the screenshot below; this is similar to the icon that appears in mobile apps. Then select the "Settings" menu option which is highlighted with the second red arrow.

Note that on a Mac you can also get to the settings via Chrome menu -> Preferences or Cmd+,

select the preferences button from the wrench icon menu

The preferences will open in a new tab. Scroll down to the bottom and click the link labelled "Show Advanced Settings". Scroll down and locate the "Passwords and Forms" section and click the "Manage saved passwords" link as shown in the screenshot below.

passwords and forms options in google chrome

This will open a little popup window containing a list of saved passwords as shown in the final screenshot below. It will be blank at first and may take a little while to load, so be patient. Note that I have blacked out the website address for my own saved passwords. Normally you would see a website address where the black lines are.

editing saved passwords in google chrome

To remove a single password, mouse over the one you want to remove and then click the X button that will appear next to it. This is shown in the above example where the first password has a grey background and the password is in a box with "Show" and "X" buttons. It may take a few seconds for the password to delete from the list, so again be patient.

You can also search for a password on a specific website using the "Search passwords" text box.

View a saved password

Finally, if you would like to see what the saved password is, click the row of the one you would like to see and click the "Show" button that will appear. This will show the password and the title on the button will change to "Hide" which you can use again to hide the password.

Clear all passwords at once

There no longer appears to be a way to clear all saved passwords in one go from this dialog, but it can be done by closing this dialog, clcking the "Clear browsing data" button in the "Privacy" section, making sure only "Clear saved passwords" is checked and then clicking the "Clear browsing data" button.

I will follow this post up with another one showing how to do this with screenshots later this week.