Delete passwords from Chrome

Do you need to clean up your Chrome passwords?

You can delete passwords from Chrome if you don't need them any more. It is a good idea to remove those password records that you are no longer using to help avoid confusion and keep your passwords tidy and organized.

Most people never delete passwords from Chrome because they don't have to. Passwords stored in Chrome are out of sights and out of mind. That is the point, to not worry about passwords and have Chrome log you into websites automatically.

Still, sometimes you have to remove a password or two, and because you don't do it often it is easy to forget where and how to do it.

It is not hard, here is how to remove passwords from Chrome.

Delete passwords from Chrome

You can delete one, two or all of your passwords.

To delete passwords from Chrome follow these five steps.

1) Open Google Chrome

Start Chrome on your computer.

Google ChromeOpen Chrome

2) Open Chrome password settings

At the top right of Chrome, click on the Profile icon (Step 1).

Then click on the Passwords icon (Step 2).

Opening Chrome password settingsOpen Chrome password settings

3) Click on three vertical dots

Click on the three vertical dots to the right of the username and password record that you want to delete.

Clicking on three vertical dotsClick on three vertical dots

4) From the pull-down menu, select "Remove"

After you click on the three vertical dots, a pull-down menu will appear. Select "Remove" to delete this password from Chrome.

Selecting "Remove" from the pull-down menuFrom the pull-down menu, select "Remove"

5) Success!

You have successfully deleted this password from Chrome.

Note: I only had one password saved in Chrome, to demonstrate how deleting passwords from Chrome is done (I use a password manager). If you followed these steps to delete a specific password, and have more than one password in Chrome, the rest of your passwords did not get deleted, only the one specific one.

Password was successfully deletedPassword was successfully deleted

For next time

Saving passwords in a web browser like Chrome is not the best way to manage passwords. It sounds convenient but you will soon run into its limits, like not having your passwords available if you use another web browser like Firefox, Edge or Safari.

Web browsers are also not very secure and you should think twice before trusting them with your passwords. For a more convenient and secure way to manage passwords take a look at password managers.