How to Disable the Password Saving Pop-Up in Chrome

Google Chrome’s password pop-up can help keep track of your login details. Some users, however, may find the message bothersome. While designed to store passwords efficiently, the message pop-up may not be to everyone’s taste.

Some users may not want their browser to store their login details for security purposes. If you are a user who wishes to disable the pop-up to improve your browsing experience or for privacy purposes, this guide will explain how you can disable it.

Why Does Chrome’s Password Pop-Up Appear?

The message appears by default and asks if you want to save a password when you create an online account or change your password. Although the pop-up lets users add or change passwords, it shouldn’t be confused with managing and disabling the autofill feature.

Can You Disable Chrome’s Password Pop-Up?

If you want to stop the message from appearing, you can do this with one of the two methods. There are no browser extensions that are capable of performing such action.

How to Disable the Pop-Up Using Chrome Settings

A screenshot of the Chrome dropdown menu with the option Settings selected

You can change whether the message appears or not within your browser. First, open Google Chrome and click on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner of your browser window. Next, click on Settings in the dropdown menu.

A screenshot of the Chrome Password Manager

On the Settings page, click on Auto-fill from the left-hand tab and then click on Password Manager, where you can see a list of all your saved passwords. You can disable the pop-up by clicking on the Offer to save passwords toggle. And that’s it.

A screenshot of the Chrome Profile Icon with the section Passwords selected

Alternatively, you can access Password Manager quicker by clicking on your profile icon next to the three dots on the top right and clicking on the Passwords button shaped like a key. You will be automatically taken straight to the manager.

Optionally, you can turn off autofill, which stops automatically filling in forms for you. But this means you have to fill in the form manually every time. To do this, click the Auto Sign-in toggle below Offer to save passwords.

How to Disable the Pop-Up Using Chrome Flags

A screenshot of the Chrome Flags page

Another way to disable the message pop-up is with Chrome Flags, which are experimental features that allow users to customize their browsers. Users can enable them, even though they are not by default.

Though they are flags that can improve your browsing experience, it’s vital to know that the experimental features haven’t been thoroughly tested or publicly released. Making changes is risky, as it can cause stability and security issues, data corruption, or browser crashes.

If you want to take the risk, you can access Chrome Flags by typing chrome://flags into the address bar. Here, you will see a list of features you can enable or disable.

Type password into the search bar and find Password Manager Reauthentication. When you have found the feature, click on the dropdown menu and click Disabled. Click the Relaunch button at the bottom to restart your browser to allow the feature to take effect.

If this feature doesn’t appear, try looking for Password leak detection, which makes the save password pop-up appear. Should that feature not appear, your browser version might not have the feature(s), and you should adhere to the Chrome settings method.

Say Goodbye to Pop-Ups in Chrome

Disabling Chrome’s save password pop-up is a simple process that gives you more control of your browsing experience. As an extra security measure, you disable autofill.

You can take the risky approach with Chrome Flags. That is another option if the feature(s) are available on your browser version, as it might not be the same for every user.

When saving a password in Chrome, have you experienced an issue that prevents you from saving? Don’t worry, as there are many quick solutions you can try to help resolve the issue.


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