How to Use Safety Check Feature in Google Chrome

Chrome browser with default settings gives you alerts about the presence of your passwords involved in a data breach. The browser as Safe Browsing feature that protects you from downloading malware and harmful extensions, and get access to potentially harmful sites.

In the latest version of the Chrome browser in Canary channel, the company introduced a new feature called Safety Check into Settings using which users can check the status of following vital functions by making a single click.

Safety Check feature checks issues for Chrome updates, Passwords, Safe Browsing, and Extensions and presents you the results after performing a quick scan.

Use Safety Check feature in Chrome

In case, you’re interested in trying Safety check feature in Chrome browser, then here’s how you can do that:

Launch the Chrome browser in the Canary channel and make sure you’re running the latest version.

Next, head over to following flag address: chrome://flags/#privacy-settings-redesign and change the settings from Default to Enabled.

Google Chrome Privacy Settings Redesign flag

Relaunch the browser to enable the Privacy Settings Redesign flag in Chrome.

Click on the Customize and control (three vertical dots) icon and select Settings from the menu.

launch google chrome settings

On the left side, you will find a new entry called Safety check, switch to it. Alternatively, you can visit following address: Chrome://settings/Safetychecks

safety check scan

On the right side, click on the Check now button next to “Chrome can help keep you safe from data breaches, bad extensions, and more

After performing a quick scan, the utility will present you the results for vital features which include:

  • Updates
  • Passwords
  • Safe Browsing
  • Extensions
safety check results

Safety check is another handy feature which the company added to the Chrome browser to ensure full protection of users’ data from online threats.

What are your thoughts about Chrome’s Safety check feature? Are you going to use it? We would like to hear your opinion in the comments.

Via Techdows

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