06 May 2022
During last year's Google I/O, a new Assistant feature was announced that was said to be capable of changing compromised passwords automatically. It was said to become available for users soon enough but the long wait for the same is now appearing to be coming to an end. Several reports suggest Google has finally begun a wider rollout of the feature.
The new functionality is available for Google Chrome users on Android. It will get triggered just when you will log into the website using a compromised password. The browser will show a pop-up alerting you about using a password that has been breached in the past. It will then suggest the user Assistant can change it automatically on his behalf.
It will show a pop-up with the button Change Automatically. Tapping the button will kickstart the password-changing process but you will need to agree to a confirmation sheet. This will then take you to the password reset page where you can either enter the new password manually or let Google Assistant choose one for you.
The only minor issue is that the Assitant password change does not work with all websites. There are currently a handful of websites compatible with the functionality. Google says it will be adding more and more websites to the feature as the time will pass.