Apple has released an official extension for the Windows and Mac versions of Chrome that allows you to use passwords stored in your iCloud Keychain. For anyone using Chrome as their browser and iCloud keychain instead of a dedicated password manager, this could make switching between Windows and Mac computers a lot easier.
The release of the extension means that if you’ve used Safari to automatically generate strong passwords on other platforms, they can now be available in Chrome when prompted to sign in. Passwords created in Chrome for Windows are also synced back to iCloud so they are also available on Apple devices.
The extension is called iCloud Passwords and is Now available in the Chrome Web Store. Details of functionality were prematurely revealed last week in an update to the iCloud Windows 10 app that listed “iCloud Passwords Chrome Extension Support” as a new feature, even though the extension was not released or otherwise announced.