Microsoft Edge is currently the trendsetter, thanks to the company’s decision to switch to the Chromium engine. It comes with improved performance as well as support for Chrome extensions.
There are several other features that are unique to the Edge browser itself, such as Collections and Tracking Prevention. Like most other modern browsers, it also comes with support for multiple user profiles.
In this guide, we will show you how you can create and use multiple profiles in your Microsoft Edge browser and manage them to take full advantage of this feature. Since the browser interface is the same on all platforms, this guide is applicable for both Windows and Mac operating system.
How to create new profiles in Microsoft Edge
Step 1: First of all, open the Edge browser on your system.
Step 2: Now, click on the profile icon in the upper right corner.
Step 3: In the drop-down menu, click on the “Add Profile” option.
Step 4: Now click on the “Add” button.
Step 5: A new Edge window will open and click the “Confirm” button on the pop-up screen of that window.
Step 6: That’s. Now a new profile has been created.
You can start using the profile immediately. From now on, bookmarks you create or passwords you save will be stored locally. This will be totally different from the previous profile and the data will not be shared between the two.
Sign in to a Microsoft account using Profile
You also have the option to back up your profile data online and sync everything between multiple devices using the same profile by logging in with a Microsoft account.
Step 1: Open the Edge browser and click on the profile icon in the upper right corner.
Step 2: In the drop-down menu, click the “Login” button. Be sure to click the Login button for the profile you need to sync data online.
Step 3: Select Work or School Account if you want to log in with a work account. If you want to sign in with a personal account, select Microsoft account.
Step 4: Once you are logged in, click “Synchronize” to start synchronizing your browsing data.
You can also click the “Customize” button which will allow you to select the specific type of data you want to sync with your Microsoft account.
Switch between different profiles
When you have multiple profiles in your Microsoft Edge browser, you can switch between them very easily. Just click on the profile icon in the upper left corner and from the drop-down menu, just select the profile you want to use.
Once you click on the profile, a new Edge browser window will open with the profile activated. You can close the previous window or keep both windows open to switch between profiles.
Manage profile settings
You can also edit details related to the profile through the “Manage profile settings” area. The functionality is clearly indicated in the name itself.
Step 1: Open the Edge browser and click on the profile icon in the upper left corner.
Step 2: Beneath the “Sign In” button, there is a link called “Manage Profile Settings”. Click on it to open the configuration page.
Step 3: To change the profile name and profile picture, click on the three dots icon and select “Edit” from the options.
Step 4: If you want to delete the profile, simply click on the “Delete” option from the drop-down menu instead of the Edit option.
To edit details about other profiles, simply select the profile in the “More profiles” section and repeat step 3 with the other profile.
In addition to changing the name and profile picture, you can also manage various other options, including passwords, payment information, addresses, and more.
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