When you save passwords in Microsoft Edge, you don’t have to worry about logging into your favorite websites. However, if you need to edit or delete a saved password, you will need to access Edge’s “Settings” menu.
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Add a password to Microsoft Edge
By default, Microsoft Edge will ask if you want to save your password when it recognizes a password entry field on a website. For example, when you log in to Gmail for the first time, Edge will ask you to save your Google username and password.
A pop-up message will appear below the address bar asking you to confirm the details. If not, click on the security key icon to open the popup. The security key icon is visible in the right-most part of the address bar, just before the bookmark icon.
To save the details in your Edge user profile, click the “Save” button. If you click the “Never” button instead, Microsoft will not save the details and will not ask you again in the future.
Edit or remove passwords from Microsoft Edge
You can change or delete saved passwords from the Microsoft Edge settings menu.
From the Edge browser window, select the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner. Select the option “Settings” from the menu.
In the “Profiles” tab, click the “Passwords” option to view the saved passwords for your currently active user profile.
In the “Passwords” menu you will see a list of your saved passwords (listed under the “Saved Passwords” category). You can also configure how Microsoft’s password manager works, including the option to automatically log in to saved websites.
Edit saved passwords
A list of saved passwords is displayed under the “Saved Passwords” category in the “Passwords” menu. To edit a saved password, select the three-dot menu icon next to an item and then click the “Details” option.
Delete saved passwords
To delete a saved password in Microsoft Edge, click the three-dot icon next to a saved item in the “Saved Passwords” category.
Select “Delete” from the drop-down menu.
The user account will be deleted at this point. However, if you want to quickly revert this, select the “Undo” icon from the pop-up warning box in the top right corner of the Edge window.
However, you only have a short amount of time to do this, so make sure you want to delete an account before proceeding.
Configure Microsoft Edge password settings
By default, Microsoft Edge will automatically ask you to save your passwords. To turn off this prompt, select the slider next to the “Offer to save passwords” option.
Although the prompt is disabled, you can still select the security key icon in the address bar to manually save passwords in the future.
When Microsoft Edge recognizes a saved website, it uses the saved password information to automatically log you in. To disable this feature, select the slider next to the “Log in automatically” option.
As a security feature, Edge also automatically hides passwords that you type in password fields online. To help you verify that the password you are typing is correct, Edge will display an eye reveal icon next to a password entry box to view it.
If you want to hide the eye-reveal icon on password entry forms for added security, select the “Show the reveal password button in password fields” slider to disable the feature.
Remove ignored websites
You can also delete web sites that you previously “ignored” at the bottom of the “Passwords” menu. These are websites where, when Microsoft Edge prompted you to save a password, you previously clicked the “Never” option.
To remove these entries, scroll down to the “Never Saved” category in the “Passwords” menu. Select the “X” icon next to one of the ignored websites.
This removes the item from the list. The next time you log in to that website, Microsoft Edge will ask you to save the password normally, assuming the “Offer to save passwords” slider is turned on.