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You can now switch profiles in PWAs on Edge Dev and Canary


Microsoft is testing a new feature for Microsoft Edge that allows you to easily swap between profiles on progressive web apps (PWAs). The feature is currently available in Edge Dev and Canary, according to OnMSFT, though Microsoft’s Tech Community post on the topic only mentions that you have to be running Windows 10 version 2004 or later. We did not spot the feature on the stable version of Edge in our testing.

Microsoft Edge already allows you to sign into the browser with multiple accounts. You can then jump between your accounts, such as work and personal profiles, within the browser. This new feature brings that same functionality over to PWAs. This could be useful for media apps, such as installing Disney+ on Windows 10, where having the option to switch between work and personal accounts could be important.

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PWA Profile Switching

Source: Microsoft

The experimental feature only appears if you’ve installed the same website or PWA on more than one Edge profile. If that’s the case, you then will see a profile switcher within the title bar. With the feature enabled, you will only see a single application tile for the “installed” PWA, rather than one for each profile.

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This post was written by Sean Endicott and was first posted to WindowsCentral



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