Unfortunately the move means that you won’t be able to use LastPass or other third-party apps to auto-fill usernames, passwords, or other information in the Chrome browser anymore.
8/25 Update: LastPass found a solution, and the latest version of the app now work with the latest versions of Chrome again.
The original article continues below.
LastPass is an online service that lets you create, store, and auto-fill passwords. Many folks use the same password for dozens of sites, but a password manager like LastPass helps you create unique, difficult-to-guess passwords for each website or service you use. You just need to remember your LastPass login details.
The team behind LastPass offers add-ons for desktop browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari. There are also add-ons for the Dolphin and Firefox web browsers for Android. But the mobile version of Chrome doesn’t support add-ons or extensions… so earlier this year the LastPass team released an update to their standalone Android app designed to let you auto-fill forms in Chrome without one.
Maybe Google will add support for plugins to Chrome for Android one day. Until then I’ll just keep using Firefox or Dolphin for Android.