New Delhi: Tech giant Google’s virtual assistant software Application Assistant can now warn users about changing their password and even help them change it.
According to Android Police, last year, Google announced that it would introduce a feature in Chrome for Android that would allow Assistant to help users change stolen passwords in a few taps.
The company had said that the new experience would roll out gradually, but it is only about now that more than a handful of users have started getting it on their devices.
The report says that Chrome can also warn users if their stored passwords are insecure or have been reused due to a data breach.
In 2021, Google announced that it would roll out the ability for users to automatically handle changing compromised passwords, but most people still had to do the actual password-changing part manually.
With this update, users will be prompted as soon as they log into a site with a password that has been tampered with. The dialog box will have a large Assistant-branded “automatically change” button, as shared by Android Police’s Max Weinbach.
Once tapped, a confirmation sheet will pop up for which users will have to agree. Users will then be taken directly to the affected website to set up a new password for the account. Here, users can type in their key or make a suggestion to the built-in password manager.
The report states that Assistant can handle the entire process for users from start to finish, but they have the option of taking charge at any stage.