How to change profile name on Microsoft Edge

You can change your Edge profile name to anything you want, and in this guide, you'll learn how.

Microsoft Edge change profile name
Microsoft Edge change profile name

On the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge, you can use multiple profiles. A profile allows you to share the web browser with other users without them interfering with your information. Every profile you add keeps all the data separate, such as history, favorites, passwords, extensions, and other settings.

Also, support for profiles is a handy feature when you want to use different Microsoft accounts, and you want to keep your things, such as personal and work separate. The only caveat about profiles is that when you add a new one, it uses a default name, and if you want a more personal experience, it’s possible to change from the settings page.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to change the name of the profile you’re using with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.

How to edit profile name on Microsoft Edge

To change the name of profile you’re using on the Chromium version of Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Settings and More (three-dotted) button on the top-right corner.

  3. Select the Settings option.

  4. Click on Profiles.

  5. Click the Settings (three-dotted) button.

  6. Click the Edit button.

    Profile settings on Microsoft Edge
    Profile settings on Microsoft Edge
  7. Change the profile name.

    Change profile name and image on Microsoft Edge
    Change profile name and image on Microsoft Edge
    Quick tip: If you’re connected using a Microsoft account, you can click the Change picture option to update the profile icon by changing your account image. If you’re not using an account from Microsoft, you’ll be given the choice to select among different icons.
  8. Click the Update button.

Once you complete the steps, the new name of the profile will be reflected across the browser experience. If you want to create multiple profiles, use these steps.

We’re focusing this guide on Windows 10, but you can use these steps on other versions of the browser for different operating systems.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].