Google Assistant can now warn users when they need to change their password, and can even help them change it
San Francisco: Tech giant Google’s virtual assistant software application Assistant can now warn users when they need to change their password, and can even help them change it.
According to Android Police, last year, Google had announced that it would be introducing a feature in Chrome for Android that would allow Assistant to help users change stolen passwords in a few taps.
The company had said the new experience would roll out gradually, but it is only about now that more than a handful of users have started to get it on their devices.
Chrome can also warn users if their stored passwords are unsafe or reused from a data breach, the report said.
Once tapped, a confirmation sheet will pop up which users will need to agree to. 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 own key or let the built-in password manager suggest one.
Assistant can handle the entire process for users from start to finish, but they do have the option to take over at any stage, the report said.