How to use 1Password on a Chromebook

Chromebooks have become a popular choice for students, families, and anyone else looking for a laptop that’s both affordable and easy to use. Chromebooks run on Google’s Chrome OS, a lightweight operating system designed primarily to run Google’s popular browser and other web-based services, like Gmail and Google Docs.

Here’s everything you need to know about using 1Password on a Chromebook, and why you should choose 1Password over other password managers.

Using 1Password for Chrome on a Chromebook

1Password for Chrome is a fully-featured password manager that works on all Chromebooks and integrates seamlessly with Google’s web browser. You won’t need to download any other apps to log in to sites or fill forms securely with a single click, as 1Password does it all.

1Password for Chrome provides security tools that let you create, organize, and store your passwords and other personal data right from your browser. It also gives you access to everything you’ve stored in your vaults, like credit cards, addresses, and developer secrets – whenever you need them.

How to set up 1Password for Chrome

Once you’ve signed up for a 1Password membership, follow these steps to begin accessing your logins and other saved items in Google Chrome:

  • Open a new browser tab in Google Chrome
  • Visit the 1Password download page and choose the Chrome option
  • On the Chrome Web Store page, select “Add to Chrome”
  • Choose “Add Extension” when asked to approve access
  • 1Password for Chrome will now be visible as an icon to the right of the address bar

1Password makes your online experience better on a Chromebook

1Password for Chrome improves your web browsing experience by creating, saving, and autofilling strong passwords for you while you’re online. It can also autofill other kinds of information that you’ve stored in your private vaults, like credit card numbers and addresses.

While browsing, 1Password for Chrome lets you:

  • Generate strong, unique passwords for your accounts
  • Save usernames, email addresses, and passwords for accounts you created before signing up for 1Password
  • Organize your passwords and other private data into customized, shareable vaults
  • Update any incorrect or incomplete information saved in your 1Password vaults
  • Retrieve and enter two-factor authentication (2FA) codes
  • Autofill your passwords and other digital secrets, like software license keys, credit card numbers, and passport information
  • Find and retrieve any login saved in your vault

Using 1Password for Android on a Chromebook

1Password for Chrome is the best way to create, save, and autofill passwords in your browser. But did you know that modern Chromebooks can also run Android apps? That means you can also download and use 1Password for Android alongside 1Password for Chrome.

1Password for Android lets you autofill your saved credentials in other Android apps that you have running on your Chromebook. To get 1Password for Android on a Chromebook:

  • Download 1Password for Android and open the app
  • Select, then log in using your password and Secret Key
  • From there, you get all the benefits of 1Password for Android, right on your Chromebook

Go beyond Chromebooks with 1Password

1Password for Chrome works as a standalone password manager, but it can also be used alongside 1Password for Mac, iOS, Windows, Android, and Linux.

So, if you use another device in your day-to-day life, you can still access and edit all your passwords. And if you plan to switch away from a Chromebook in the future – you might be saving for your first Mac, or a high-end gaming PC – you can be confident knowing that all your passwords will come with you.

1Password is also the perfect choice for families. You can use different devices – you might own a Windows PC, while your children use Chromebooks – and keep everyone secure with a 1Password Families membership.

Try 1Password for free and discover the easiest way to store and use strong passwords on a Chromebook.