Modern web-browsers, with their password saving capabilities, have made us habitual of saving passwords for websites. It makes sense, not having to type passwords every time we want to log in to a website we visit often. However, it also puts us at a disadvantage when it comes to recalling passwords when we need to log in on a new computer, or simply a borrowed device. Don’t worry, though. This article will arm you with a very simple method to view a password hidden behind asterisks on your browser.

It is extremely simple to view a password hidden behind asterisks on a desktop browser. Here’s how to do it:

On Google Chrome

Follow the steps outlined below to view a password hidden behind asterisk on Google Chrome. This will show password characters or reveal password dots

1. Launch Google Chrome and navigate to the website from which you desire to view the hidden password. For example, I’m using Facebook.

2. Once the password auto fills, select it and right click on it, then click on “Inspect“.

3. This will open up Google Chrome’s Developer Tools.

  • The console should automatically be focussed on the line related to the password field.
  • If it is not, simply scroll down and find the line highlighted by Google Chrome.

4. Locate the field that says “input type = password“, double click on it to begin editing, and replace the word “password” with “text”.

5. Hit Return/Enter and on the Facebook Website, you should now be able to see the hidden password in plain text.

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No More “Forgot Password” – Now Unmask Password

Let’s face it, it’s a hassle having to click on “Forgot Password” to change your password to something else every time you forget it; and if you’re like me, you forget it too often. Even worse is trying to set a new password that is just as secure, and that complies with all the constraints that the websites impose on passwords. It’s definitely easier to use the method we described in order to view password hidden behind the asterisk.

I won’t even bother asking you if you have ever forgotten a password before, because, of course, you have. Don’t tell me you haven’t. What do you do when you forget a password? well, we got you covered or did you know of this rather simple trick that we just discussed? Share your views with us in the comments section below.



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