How To Manage Multiple Profiles In The New Microsoft Edge Browser


The new Microsoft Edge browser offers multiple profiles for keeping browsing data for work and personal use separate.

Adding profiles:

Adding multiple profiles is simple, open the Edge browser and click on the account icon. Then select Add a profile.

adding a new profile in the new Edge browser

Click Add to begin.

add profile screen in the new Edge browser

Click Confirm.

confirm profile adding in the new Edge browser

To add a different profile, you’d need a Microsoft account. Select as necessary and click Continue.

using a Microsoft account for adding a new profile in the new Edge browser

Once signed in, the added profile will now be visible.

multiple profiles in the new Edge browser

Editing and switching profiles:

You can rename it and add a picture for that from profile preferences by choosing Settings > Profiles.

accessing Edge settings

accessing the Profiles settings section in the new Edge browser

It can also be accessed by typing in the Edge address bar:

edge://settings/profiles/

Click on the dot icon next to the active profile to edit or remove it.

editing or deleting profiles in the new Edge browser

Rename and change the picture as needed, then click Update.

change profile name and add a picture in the new Edge browser

You can also directly switch between profiles from here or by clicking on the account icon next to the address bar.

switching between different profiles in the new Edge browser

Also, Edge can automatically switch between profiles when opening external links. To do that, click on Multiple profile preferences.

configuring multiple profile preferences in the new Edge browser

Then select the profile as needed as the default for opening external links.

choose a profile for opening external links in the new Edge browser

Opening web links as a different profile:

Also, you can right-click and open links from webpages as a different profile by selecting Open link as and choosing the profile name.

opening weblinks as different profiles in the new Edge browser

All done.


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