Microsoft adds new password generator and password monitor features to Edge browser

Yolanda Curtis
January 24, 2021

The feature is built into the Edge browser and is said to put inactive tabs in an inactive state, to improve performance. Password Monitor isn't equivalent to a secret word chief like LastPass or Dashlane.

Microsoft introduces the "Password Monitor" feature for its Edge browser to solve the users' problems regarding their passwords. The browser will also prompt you to change the breached password immediately. There's always a risk of your login credentials getting exposed in one such hack or leak.


Microsoft is bringing a plethora of new features today with the rollout of Microsoft Edge version 88 is now loaded with new privacy, security, and productivity features along with a choice of new colorful themes.

Microsoft Edge is now rolling out a similar feature, according to TechRadar. However, it may take a couple of weeks for you to see it in your browser even after you update to the latest version.


Moreover, the Microsoft Edge 88 update makes it easier to "sync your history and tabs, in addition to favorites, passwords and autofill information" across devices. But, the Redmond large has now created 24 new themes, obtainable by way of the Edge add-ons website right here, to let you've gotten enjoyable along with your browser window. Microsoft recommends that you move to a supported operating system and Microsoft Edge can help. Microsoft's new feature uses a new type of approach called homomorphic encryption that ensures that no one at Microsoft or any other third party can see your passwords. So Microsoft is kind of playing catch up here. But previous year, it was completely remade as it became Chromium based (as Chrome), and it suddenly became a very good alternative with great tools. It's still nice to see the browser picking up these much-needed features.

With this update, Microsoft offers a built-in password generator that can be used when signing up for a new account or when changing an existing password.


You can check out a selection of the new Edge themes below. These include a password manager, tabs in standby, new themes and synchronization for more people. Right this moment we all know, via Softpedia, and we now have been capable of confirm, that the function is now out there to all customers of probably the most up-to-date model of the browser. Microsoft also claimed users will enjoy better battery life as a sleeping tab uses 29% less CPU resources than a non-sleeping tab. "This is just the beginning of our design journey and we are already envisioning how Fluent design can be incorporated into all of our products".

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