Sync: Passphrase required in Chrome. What does this mean?

What is it?

Passphrase is an extra security code (like the second password) that serves to improve security of your Chrome data. Authentication looks like the following:

  1. First you need to fill in your login and password.
  2. Then you enter 2-Step Verification code.
  3. And finally you type your sync passphrase to start syncing the Chrome browser to your Google account to reach your bookmarks, visited websites, login credentials, payment methods, addresses etc.

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What should I do when I see ‘Sync: Passphrase Required’?

Such notification in Google Chrome means just that the passphrase has been enabled and set up for this Google Account. It can be displayed in Chrome on Windows and on Android. You need to either enter your passphrase to start syncing your Chrome to your Google account or reset sync if you don’t know it.

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Remember that the sync passphrase and the account password is not the same!

Read how to implement this security measure for your Google account.

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