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Microsoft Edge makes it simple to seperate work and personal profiles

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Edge now supports Automatic Profile Switching.
  • The feature automatically logs you into a personal or work profile depending on the site you visit.
  • The feature is rolling out now to Microsoft Edge.

As more people work from home, it becomes trickier to keep your work and personal life seperate. If you use a single PC to browse the web for work and for personal use, you'll have to jump around between different accounts for some sites. Now, Microsoft Edge supports Automatic Profile Switching to reduce some of the stress of switching profiles.

Microsoft announced the feature earlier this week, and it's rolling out now. When enabled, the feature opens websites with your work profile when you click a link that needs work credentials and with your personal profile when you click a site that needs personal credentials.

As an example, you may have a personal and work Microsoft account. If you open up a Microsoft SharePoint, you'll be prompted to use your work profile.

To enable the feature, turn on "Multiple profile preferences" within your Profile settings on Microsoft Edge. Note that the option only appears if you've set up more than one profile in Microsoft Edge.

Sean Endicott
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