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Microsoft Edge will now let you switch profiles in web apps — Here's how

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Microsoft announced that it will update Microsoft Edge with a new feature so users can easily switch between multiple profiles from within a web app.

Currently in its experimental (opens in new tab) phase and soon to be updated, the profile switcher will be used for sites or Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), which are installed as apps on users' desktops. This means we won't have to stick to just one profile and install another app to use another account.

“If you install the same site or PWA on more than one Edge profile, we’ve introduced a profile switcher on the application title bar to switch between profiles from within your app,” Josh Bodner, a Microsoft community manager, wrote (opens in new tab).

The profile switch feature will be set on the application title bar, and users will see one application tile in Windows for that application.

How to switch profiles using Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge

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It's all very simple. Open any of the web apps installed using Microsoft Edge and you'll find the profile icon on the top-right corner in the title bar. Click on it.

From there, you'll find a drop-down menu of all your Edge profiles. Simply select the one you want to switch to. Once that's done, confirm to open a second application window, which will be using the account you switched to. Presto.

Microsoft also noted that once you open the web application again, it will use the last profile seen by the application. 

The new feature for Microsoft Edge is still in the works, so there's been no word of when the feature will be released. We can expect it to be done in an upcoming update.

It's the little things that might give Microsoft Edge the, erm, edge over Google Chrome. Check out whether Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome is the best browser for you. 

Darragh Murphy
Darragh Murphy

Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.