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Using multiple user profiles in Microsoft Edge



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Using a web browser means building a profile with your own settings and bookmarks. You can create multiple user profiles in the new Microsoft Edge browser so that you can share them with other users or work and play separately.

Thanks to the new Chromium engine, the use of a new user profile in Microsoft Edge is just as easy as the use of user profiles in other browsers such as Google Chrome. To start, you must install the new Microsoft Edge.

Creating multiple user profiles in Microsoft Edge

When you install the new Edge browser, your user profile has a default profile named "Profile 1

" with no personalization. When you sign in to your Microsoft account, this profile is associated with your account so that you can share bookmarks and settings on different devices.

To add a second profile to Microsoft Edge, click the user profile icon in the upper right corner of the Edge browser. This icon is placed between the Favorites icon and the burger menu icon.

Click on the "Add a profile" button.

 Click on the top right corner to add a second user profile in Microsoft Edge. profile icon and then click Add profile

Click the "Add" button in the "Add profile" menu.

 On the Add Profile menu in Microsoft Edge, click the Add button. button

This creates a second, empty user profile with the name "Profile 2" in Microsoft Edge. A new Edge browser window will automatically open with this new profile.

You can then log in to a Microsoft account to personalize it, or you can keep it as a local profile. To log in to your Microsoft account, select the user profile icon in the upper right corner and click "Log in" to start the process.

 Log your Microsoft Edge profile into a Microsoft account, press the profile icon in the upper right corner, and then click Log on

If you use Windows 10, you can select the same Microsoft account as your Windows 10 user account. Otherwise, you must click "Microsoft account" or "Work or school account" to sign up.

 Choose your Edge login options to link your Edge profile to a Microsoft account

Press the "Continue" button to continue. Edge asks if you want to synchronize your new profile so that you can use the same extensions and settings, as well as share browsing history and bookmarks across multiple devices.

Click "Synchronize" to allow this or "No thanks" To refuse permission.

 Press Synchronize to synchronize your Edge profile information with your other devices

You can now start using your new user profile, add bookmarks and install new Edge extensions. [19659003] RELATED: Installing and using extensions in the new Microsoft Edge

When you sign in to Microsoft Edge on other devices, your profile settings and extensions must be synchronized.

Switching between user profiles in Microsoft Edge

It can sometimes be useful to switch between user profiles, especially if you use them for different purposes, such as working and playing. Fortunately, it is easy to switch between different user profiles in Microsoft Edge.

In the Edge browser window, select the user profile icon in the upper right corner, between the Favorites menu icons and hamburger settings. This displays a list of your existing user profiles.

Click another user profile to switch to it, which opens a new browser window.

 To switch between browser profiles in Microsoft Edge, click on the user profile icon in the upper right corner and then select your profile in the list

You can also click on "Browse as a guest" to go to a temporary switch guest profile. This would, as the name suggests, be a good option for guest users.

As soon as you close a guest profile window, all settings or browser history will be deleted.

Manage Microsoft Edge user profiles

If you want To edit or delete your user profiles in Microsoft Edge, click the user profile icon in the top right corner and then select the "Manage profile settings" option.

 Click on the user profile to manage your Edge profile settings. icon in the upper right corner and then click Manage Profile Settings

Displays the settings for your user profile. Click on the "Manage" button under "More profiles" to switch to another profile.

 Click Manage to manage an Edge profile

To rename or delete a user profile, click the horizontal settings button next to the "Logout" option (or next to "Log in" if you use a local profile instead of a Microsoft account profile).

 Click the horizontal menu icon to delete or edit a profile in Microsoft Edge

Click "Edit" to rename your profile and assign a new profile icon from the predefined selected list, click on "Update" to save your settings.

 Enter a new name and icon for a user profile in Microsoft Edge and then press Update to update your settings.

Click "Delete" to permanently delete your profile instead. Confirm the action by clicking on the "Delete profile" button.

 Click Delete Profile to delete a user profile in Microsoft Edge

Deletes the Microsoft Edge profile. If you use a Microsoft account, your settings will remain synchronized with that account and can be used elsewhere.

If you delete a local user profile, you cannot restore your settings or bookmarks.


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