The final version of the new Chromium-based Edge browser is here and it comes with a load of features. In this post, we’ve covered how to create multiple profiles on the new Edge Chromium browser on Windows 10.
Create multiple profiles on Edge browser
If you have some experience with Google Chrome or Chromium, then this is going to feel familiar to you. The process is quite simple and a great way to maintain separate browsing profiles. People usually create multiple profiles for different people, different use cases (work and home) and etc. All the profiles get their own set of browsing history, cookies, download history, extensions and are completely separate and independent of each other. It is a good way to keep things organized and separated.
Let’s dive right in and see how to create multiple profiles on Edge. You must already have one profile that you have been using to browse the internet. To create a new profile, click on your profile picture or the placeholder avatar just beside the address bar. Now if you want to create a temporary profile, you can click on Browse as Guest.
A new Edge window will pop up with Guest as its user. Guest profiles are temporary profiles and Edge will preserve their data only as long as the Guest window is open. You or your guests can use this profile if you don’t want any browsing data to be saved on your computer.
If you are looking for a more permanent profile, click on Add a Profile instead. Now choose a name and select an icon for it and click on Add. It was as simple as this; you will be able to use your newly created profile which is entirely separate from your main profile. Users can even sign-in inside this profile with the same or different account to sync your data and settings. You can sync as many profiles as long as you have enough number of different Microsoft accounts.
Switching between accounts is also very simple. Click on your avatar or profile picture and then select the account you want to switch to from the drop-down. A new window with that account will automatically open.
Deleting a profile is quite simple as well. Open Edge with the profile you wish to delete. Now navigate to edge://settings/people and click on Remove corresponding to your profile and the profile along with all its data will be removed from your computer.
So, this was pretty much about managing a profile on the new Edge browser. As mentioned, profiles are a great way to keep things separate and organized.
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