How to use 1Password for Chrome

1Password for Chrome is the easiest way to access your passwords while online. It allows you to log in to websites, set strong passwords for new accounts, and find anything stored in your vaults – all without leaving your browser.

Why you should use 1Password for Chrome

1Password for Chrome gives you the power of a dedicated password manager directly in your browser. It provides a whole host of security tools to help you organize and access your passwords, credit and debit card details, banking information, home and business addresses, and other sensitive data while you’re online.

1Password for Chrome makes password management easy by giving you full access to your private vaults, generating strong passwords for all of your accounts, and autofilling logins at the exact moment you need them on the web.

1Password for Chrome also works on multiple devices. So, if you switch hardware throughout the day – maybe you use a Mac at work, but a Windows or Linux computer at home – you can still access everything you need.

How to set up 1Password for Chrome

Once you’ve signed up for 1Password, follow these steps to access your credentials and other saved items in Google Chrome:

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

If you don’t see the 1Password icon in the browser’s toolbar, open the menu in the far right-hand corner of the bar (the icon looks like three circles stacked on top of each other). Choose More Tools, followed by Extensions. Check that the 1Password toggle switch is turned on, and you’re good to go.

You’ll be signed in automatically if you already have 1Password for Mac, Windows, or Linux. Otherwise, you’ll be prompted to enter your email address, Secret Key, and account password to log in and start using 1Password in the browser.

Let 1Password improve your browsing experience

1Password streamlines your web browsing experience by helping you create, save, and submit strong passwords while you’re online. It can also autofill other kinds of information that you might need while browsing the web, like your credit card number or preferred delivery address.

While browsing Google Chrome, 1Password will allow you to:

  • Generate strong, unique passwords for new accounts
  • Save usernames, email addresses and passwords for accounts you set up before using 1Password
  • Update any incorrect or incomplete items currently saved in your 1Password vaults.
  • Autofill your passwords and other digital secrets, like credit card numbers, addresses, and software license numbers
  • Retrieve and instantly enter two-factor authentication (2FA) codes
  • Organize your passwords and other private data into customized vaults Search for and retrieve specific logins within your vault

Everything you save, edit, and remove in 1Password for Chrome will also be synced with 1Password for Mac, iOS, Windows, Android Linux, and ChromeOS.

What can 1Password for Chrome securely store in your vaults?

In addition to saving your usernames and passwords, your vault can also store:

  • Credit and debit card numbers
  • Bank account information
  • Passport information
  • Addresses
  • Medical Records
  • Driver Licenses
  • Secure Notes
  • Documents
  • And so much more!

Going beyond the browser

1Password for Chrome works perfectly on its own, giving you a simple way to create, save and use strong passwords across the web.

But did you know that 1Password for Chrome can be used in tandem with 1Password for Mac, iOS, Windows, Android, Linux, and Chrome OS? These apps are intuitively designed and make it convenient to save, organize, and autofill your digital secrets in any application – not just Google Chrome.

All of your data is synced, ensuring that you always have access to everything you need, at the exact moment you need it.

Smart. Simple. Secure. That’s 1Password.

Try 1Password for free and discover how you can create, save, and use strong passwords in Chrome.