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Edge Chromium supports and provides the ability to create multiple profiles


  • Multiple profiles can be created in Microsoft’s Edge Chromium
  • Multiple profiles can be created for different operating conditions (examples are shown below)
      • Personal
      • Work
      • Other family members(using the same Windows logon account)
          • Each of the above profile types/example can be another Microsoft account(sign in with a different email address) or Local account(no sign in)
  • Multiple profiles allow end-users to operate in shared environment with separate browser settings, bookmarks, and extensions in each created profile
          • Each created profile data is independent from another profile’s data
          • Each created profile can have its own name and picture
  • Use of a Microsoft account in an additional profile allows that same profile the ability to sync the account’s profile configuration settings(e.g. Favorites, passwords, history, browser data) across all other devices one is signed in to Edge using that same Microsoft account
  • Edge Chromium provides the ability to:
      • Easily switch between profiles
      • Always open the last used profile
      • Pin an Edge Chromium profile to the Taskbar
      • Add more than one additional profiles
      • Remove profiles if no longer required


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Aug 04 2020: Initial Draft Date

Aug 07 2020: Original Publish Date


Overview of Edge Chromium Tracking Protection Settings and Features


  • Edge Chromium provides a more simple user interface to configure privacy concerns on 3rd party tracking
  • Edge Chromium is currently in Beta but available for consumer via the Edge Chromium Beta Channel program
  • Edge Chromium is Microsoft’s replacement browser for Windows 10’s included Edge(HTML)
  • Edge Chromium will be available as a non-beta version in the future(expected in January 2020)


Tracking Prevention:

  • A more simplified user interface for configuring end-user tracking prevention
    • Edge Chromium provides three different configuration options related to tracking privacy
      • Basic
      • Balanced
      • Strict


  • Blocked Trackers
    • Allows one to view the sites that Edge Chromium has blocked based on your configuration setting(Basic, Balanced, Strict)
  • Exceptions
    • An option allowing the user to add specific sites that override the tracking prevention setting
  • Strict Tracking for InPrivate Browsing
    • An option to always use ‘Strict’ tracing prevention with Edge Chromium during InPrivate browsing usage. When toggled on, it will override(if chosen) the Basic and Balanced option.
  • Example of the ‘Blocked trackers’ results after casual surfing(over a 10 minute period) on the web across a variety of sites.  Note: The picture only shows the first seven(7) items in the available list.



Oct 2 2019: Initial Draft Date

Oct 3 2019: Original Publish Date