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How to enable password monitor on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge can now notify if your password has been compromised, and this is how you can enable the feature.

Microsoft Edge password monitor

Microsoft Edge get a new security feature known as “Password Monitor,” and as the name implies, it’s a feature designed to notify you that one of your passwords you’re using has been found in a data breach. 

If the browser detects that a password is in the database of compromised passwords, it’ll advise you to change it to a different one. The new feature should sound familiar because Google already has a “Password Leak Detection” feature that offers the same functionality, but a similar feature is now part of the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge.

Password Monitor is currently in development, but you can enable it manually using the Canary version of the browser.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable (or disable) the password leak detection in the latest version of Edge on Windows 10.

How to enable password monitor on Microsoft Edge

To enable password monitor on Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.

  2. Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button in the top-right corner.

  3. Select the Settings option.

  4. Click on Profiles.

  5. Under your profile section, click the Passwords option.

    Profile password option
    Profile password option
  6. Turn on the Show alerts when passwords are found in an online leak toggle switch.

    Microsoft Edge enable password monitor
    Microsoft Edge enable password monitor

Once you complete the steps, the browser will be able to detect and alert you if any of your login information have been part of a data breach. 

If the password you’re using have been stolen, you can click the alert to access a page (edge://settings/Passwords/PasswordMonitor) with more information and link to change it, or you can also ignore the alert.

How to disable password monitor on Microsoft Edge

To disable stolen password alerts on Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button in the top-right corner.

  3. Select the Settings option.

  4. Click on Profiles.

  5. Under your profile section, click the Passwords option.

    Profile password option
    Profile password option
  6. Turn off the Show alerts when passwords are found in an online leak toggle switch.

    Microsoft Edge enable password monitor
    Microsoft Edge disable password monitor

After you complete the steps, Microsoft Edge will no longer notify you about passwords found in an online leak.