Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.
The Chromium based Microsoft Edge supports having multiple profiles each having their own individual identities, favorites, settings, and extensions. Profiles in Microsoft Edge are like the profiles for accounts in Windows, but on a browser level instead.
You can sign in to a profile with your Microsoft account, your work/school account, or stay signed out of the profile for it to just be a local profile. When you sign in to a profile with a Microsoft account, you can turn on to have Microsoft Edge sync your history, favorites, passwords, and other browser data across all devices you are signed in to a profile in Microsoft Edge with the same account.
Profiles can be useful if you wanted to share access to your Microsoft Edge browser with another user (ex: family member), or to keep your work and personal browsing separate.
Microsoft Edge will start you off with a single profile by default.
If you have more than one profile added in Microsoft Edge, you will be able to quickly switch between existing profiles.
If you have more than one profile added in Microsoft Edge, the Microsoft Edge icon on the taskbar will have the current profile’s picture icon overlaid on it. This allows you to easily know which profile is used for that Microsoft Edge when opened if you would like to pin to taskbar multiple Microsoft Edge icons for different profiles.
This tutorial will show you how to add one or more profiles to your Chromium based Microsoft Edge.