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PWAs Now Support Profiles in Microsoft Edge

Posted January 25, 2021 | Microsoft Edge | Progressive Web Apps | PWAs | Windows

Microsoft announced today that it has added support for user profiles Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) that are installed as apps through the Edge web browser.

“If you install the same site or PWA on more than one Edge profile, we’ve introduced a profile switcher on the application title bar to switch between profiles from within your app,” Microsoft’s Josh Bodner announced. “With this experiment, you’ll only see one application tile in Windows for that application. Also, when the application starts, it uses the last profile used by the application.”

The way this works is simple enough: You will see a Weeble-like profile icon in the title bar of installed PWAs and can use that to switch between profiles. When you select a new profile, a second application window will open using that profile.

Note that this feature requires you to have the same app installed using more than one profile. And that it requires Windows 10 version 2004 or higher, Microsoft says.

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