Microsoft Edge will tell you if a password is not strong enough


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Microsoft Edge has an excellent password manager, and the ability to sync the stored data to other platforms makes it a great choice for those needing a free and secure solution for storing sensitive information such as passwords, payment info, and more. Soon, Edge's built-in password will get a new feature to prevent customers from using weak passwords.

As spotted by Leopeva64-2, the latest Edge Canary updates now warn the user if they attempt to save a weak password. Moreover, the browser displays a progress bar to indicate the password's strength and encourage complex and hard-to-guess passwords.

Microsoft is not the only one working on an improved password manager. Google started cooking a similar feature a couple of months ago, although its implementation differs slightly from Microsoft Edge.

The updated password manager with its strength progress bar is rolling out to a limited set of Edge Insiders in the Canary Channel. Like most early features, it might take a while to arrive since Microsoft picks users to try new features in the Canary Channel seemingly randomly.

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