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How to change the profile name in Chromium Edge on Windows 10

Chromium Edge has almost every feature that Chrome does. It lacks the deep Google Service integration that Chrome has but it still allows users to create multiple profiles and basically run separate instances of the browser. Everything in these profiles is separate from the other and data can be synced via a Microsoft account. When you install Edge, it does have one profile added to it by default, and you can add as many more as you like. The profiles each have their own name but you cannot select the name when you create a new profile. You have to change it later if you don’t want to use the default profile name.  Here’s how you can change the profile name in Chromium Edge.

Change profile name in Chromium Edge

Open Chromium Edge and click the profile name/icon at the top right. In the menu that opens, click ‘Manage profile settings’. Alternatively, you can enter the following in the URL bar and tap Enter.

edge://settings/profiles

This page will list the current profile name, and which Microsoft account it is linked to. In the screenshot below, the profile name is ‘Personal’. Click the more options i.e., three dots button next to ‘Sign Out’ and from the menu, select Edit.

In the window that opens, you will be able to change the current profile name to anything you like. If you want, you can also change the profile picture for the profile. Click ‘Update’ and the name will be changed.

In case you’re wondering, Microsoft has chosen to change how new profiles are created in Chromium Edge. In Google Chrome, users have the option to set the name of the profile when they create it. Edge makes do with default names but gives users the option to change it later. In stark contrast, Google Chrome does not let users change the name of a profile once it’s been created even though the profile folders do not use these names.

Chromium is a lot like Google Chrome but it’s not an exact replica. In fact, there are some differences between Chromium and Chrome and most browsers that use Chromium definitely modify it, and add and remove features. Opera is one obvious example so you really can’t fault Microsoft for making this change. In fact, this is an improvement considering users can go back and change the name of a profile any time they want.

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