How to Use Browser Profiles in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge

Most of us are trying to manage a mass of logins and browser tabs, and not just multiple websites or services, but multiple accounts for work, home life, our hobbies, and more. And while, sure, you could keep dozens of tabs open or multiple windows for each purpose, consider a feature that’s been long-baked into your browser that may help: user profiles.

Think of profiles as different identifies you can switch between. They gather up all the usual browsing data—passwords, bookmarks, your browsing history—and keep them in separate buckets. Perhaps the most obvious way to use them is to have one for work stuff and one for personal stuff, but there are other uses too.

look here
look these up
look what i found
love it
lowest price
made a post
made my day
more
more about the author
more bonuses
more help
more helpful hints
more hints
more info
more info here
more information
more tips here
more..
moreÂ…
moved here
my company
my explanation
my latest blog post
my response
my review here
my sources
navigate here
navigate to these guys
navigate to this site
navigate to this web-site
navigate to this website
news
next
next page
no titleofficial site
official source
official statement
official website
on bing
on front page
on the main page
on yahoo
one-time offer
online
original site
other
our site
our website
over at this website
over here
page
pop over here
pop over to these guys
pop over to this site
pop over to this web-site
pop over to this website
prev
previous
published here
read
read full article
read full report
read here
read more
read more here
read moreÂ…
read review
read the article
read the full info here
read this
read this article
read this post here
read what he said
recommended reading
recommended site
recommended you read
redirected here
reference
related site
resource

If multiple people in a household share a computer, profiles are a good way to keep everyone’s browsing apart. But considering how easy it is to switch from one profile to another, it’s probably a better idea to use separate accounts in Windows or macOS, if you want any privacy or security there at all. But nothing’s stopping you from using multiple profiles to keep things organized. 

Here’s how to get profiles working in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox. As yet, the feature isn’t available in Apple’s Safari.

Google Chrome

Each profile is represented by a simple graphic in Chrome.

David Nield via Google

To add a new profile to Chrome, click the profile icon up in the top right corner—what it looks like will depend on how your browser is set up (it will show your current Google account avatar if you’re signed in), but it’s the one immediately to the left of the three dots that lead to the main Google Chrome menu.

Click Add to start the process of creating a new profile: You’ll be asked to give the new profile a name, and you’ll need to choose a picture from the gallery provided. You then get a brand-new Chrome window, with no history or bookmarks or anything else—it’s like you’ve just installed Google Chrome again for the first time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *