Apple has released an official extension for Windows and Mac versions of Chrome that allows you to use passwords stored in the iCloud keychain. For anyone who uses Chrome as a browser and iCloud keychain instead of a dedicated password manager, this can make bounce between Windows and Mac computers easier.
The release of the extension means that if you use Safari to automatically generate strong passwords on other platforms, those passwords can now be used in Chrome when you are prompted to log in.
Passwords created in the Windows version of the Chrome browser will also be synced back to iCloud, so they can also be used on Apple devices.
The extension is called “iCloud Password” and is now available in the Chrome Web Store. The details of the feature were revealed prematurely in the update of the iCloud Windows 10 app last week, which listed “support for the iCloud password Chrome extension” as a new feature, although the extension has not yet been released or otherwise Announced.