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iCloud Passwords extension makes its way to Chrome and Microsoft Edge

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Update, February 2, 2021 (7:00 am ET): Apple removed the iCloud update that supports the iCloud Passwords extension. It's unclear why the update was pulled at this time.

What you need to know

  • Apple's iCloud Passwords extension is now available for Google Chrome on Windows 10.
  • The extension lets you sync your Safari passwords to Chrome.
  • You can also install the extension on the new Microsoft Edge.

Apple's iCloud Passwords extension is now available for Google Chrome on Windows 10. The extension lets you use the passwords saved to your iCloud Keychain within Chrome. Syncing works in both directions, so any changes you make on Chrome with the extension on or in Safari will sync to both platforms.

9to5Google notes that a new "Passwords" section will appear on iCloud for Windows (opens in new tab) after you update to version 12.0. Within that section, you can select "Apply" to see a shortcut to download the new Chrome extension. You can also grab the extension from the Chrome web store.

Here's the description for the app, as found on its Chrome web store listing:

iCloud Passwords allows you to use the same strong Safari passwords you create on your Apple device, with Chrome on Windows.iCloud Passwords is a Chrome extension for Windows users that allows you to use the same strong Safari passwords you create on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac when visiting websites in Chrome on your Windows PC. iCloud Passwords also saves any new passwords you create in Chrome to your iCloud Keychain so that it is also available on your Apple devices.

Since Apple released iCloud Passwords for Chrome, you can also install it on the new Microsoft Edge. The new browser from Microsoft has its own add-ons section (opens in new tab) but you can also install Chrome extensions onto Microsoft Edge.

Sean Endicott
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