If you want to switch profiles for specific sites in the Microsoft Edge browser, you can follow this step-by-step guide. It helps you set up automatic profile switching in the Edge browser so that you can open a particular profile while opening a specific site.
Like most of the other browsers (like Chrome), Microsoft Edge comes with the same feature called profile. In other words, you can create multiple profiles for different purposes or users and browse the internet like a newly installed browser. Now, let’s assume that you want to open a particular website in a specific profile due to some reasons.
You have two options. First, you can open the particular profile and enter the website URL. Second, you can set up automatic profile switching to get the job done. If you follow the second method, you won’t have to open the other profiles manually. Whenever you try to open the enlisted website, the specific profile will be opened automatically.
The best thing is that you do not need third-party extension or software since it is an in-built feature. All you need is to create more than one profile to get started with this guide. However, if you want to know the process to create multiple profiles on the Edge browser, you can follow this guide.
How to automatically switch Profiles for specific sites in Edge
To automatically switch profiles for specific sites in Microsoft Edge, follow these steps:
- Open the Edge browser.
- Click the three-dotted icon and select Settings.
- Click the Profile preferences option.
- Toggle the Automatic profile switching button.
- Click the Add button.
- Enter the website URL.
- Select Switch from the Action menu.
- Choose a profile from the Profile name menu.
- Click the Add button.
Enable and use Automatic profile switching in Edge
To get started, you need to open the Microsoft Edge browser, click on the three-dotted icon visible in the top-right corner, and select Settings. Then, make sure that you are in the Profiles tab. If so, click the Profile preferences option.
Then, toggle the Automatic profile switching button to turn it on. However, if it is already turned, there is no need to follow this step. In that case, you can follow the next step.
Once done, find the Profile preferences for sites and click the respective Add button.
Then, enter the website URL, select Switch from the Action tab, choose the desired profile from the Profile name menu and click the Add button.
After doing the last step, all the links from that specific website will be opened in the predefined profile. If you want to add multiple websites, you can repeat the same steps mentioned above. However, if you want to delete a switching, you can click the corresponding three-dotted icon and select the Delete option.
Similarly, if you entered the wrong URL, you could click the Edit button and make the necessary changes accordingly.
What is automatic profile switching?
Automatic profile switching in the Edge browser helps you open a particular website in a particular profile automatically. Whenever the browser detects the predefined URL, it opens the preselected profile automatically. In other words, you do not need to switch the profile in your browser before opening a specific website.
How do I turn off automatic profile switching in Edge?
To turn off automatic profile switching in the Edge browser, you need to open the Settings panel in the browser first. Then, make sure that you are in the Profile tab and click on the Profile preferences option. Next, toggle the Automatic profile switching button to turn it off.
That’s all! Hope this guide helped.
Read: How to create Guest Profile shortcut for Microsoft Edge.