Keep things separate

How to create multiple profiles on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge Chromium includes the ability to create multiple profiles, and here's how to use the feature.

Microsoft Edge add new profile

Starting with the Chromium version, Microsoft Edge includes the ability to create multiple profiles.

A profile is meant to allow you to share the web browser with other users without them interfering with information. Every profile you add keeps all the info separate, such as history, favorites, passwords, and other settings.

In addition, support for profiles is a handy feature when you want to use different Microsoft accounts and you want to keep your things separate, such as personal and work.

In this guide, you’ll learn the step to create a new profile on the Microsoft Edge browser based on the Chromium project for Windows 10.

How to add new profile on Microsoft Edge

To create a new profile on Microsoft 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 Add profile button on the top-right.

    Add multiple profiles Microsoft Edge
    Add multiple profiles Microsoft Edge
  6. Click the Add button.

  7. Click the Sign in to sync data button or the Done button if you don’t want to use the browser with a Microsoft account.

    Microsoft Edge new profile setup
    Microsoft Edge new profile setup

Once you complete the steps, the new profile will open as an entirely different process, which can include its own settings, bookmarks, history, passwords, and cookies. Also, it’s possible to manage and customize the profile with a new image, which you can do with these steps.

You can always repeat the instructions outlined above to create additional profiles.

While we’re focusing this guide on Windows 10, you can also use these steps to create additional Microsoft Edge profiles for Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and macOS.