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  1. PWAs installed with Microsoft Edge will now let you switch profiles Microsoft has announced that you can switch profiles in progressive web apps (PWAs) that were installed using its Edge browser. Easy profile switching is something that's been available in the browser for some time, but now it's available for installed apps, and moreover, it's independent from your selection in the browser. In order to do it, you'll see the profile icon in the title bar of the app. You can click it, and then select the profile you want. A second app will launch with the new profile. The default profile will be the one that you last used, and of course, the available profiles will mirror the ones available in Edge. Microsoft didn't say which versions of Edge this is available in, but you can bet it's only Dev and Canary, since this is still considered to be an experiment. The company is also asking for feedback on how this works, specifically for three questions: Do you prefer to have your app display as one application in Windows, and switch using this experimental method described above? Do you prefer to have distinct applications installed on Windows for each profile you install the app with? This would mean you could have multiple application tiles/icons in Start, the Taskbar or on your desktop. Would you prefer to choose your default profile each time you install a new application? In order to get started, the feature should just start showing up in your installed PWAs. PWAs installed with Microsoft Edge will now let you switch profiles
  2. Google 'profile cards' will let you control what people see when they search for you Google is bringing public profile cards to everyone (Image credit: Shutterstock) Google's 'knowledge panel' cards appear at the top of the results page when you search for well-known people. Perform a search for Barack Obama, for instance, and you'll see a summary of information pulled in from Wikipedia, some key pieces of information, links to social media profiles, and more. Now it seems that Google plans to give everyone a similar profile card. The cards will be customizable, so it will be possible to control just what people are able to see about you when they perform a search for your name. Although no official announcement has been made about this yet, Android Police stumbled across three Google pages that talk about the cards and these features they will offer. The profile cards differ from celebrities' knowledge panels in that they are customizable, and could be considered replacements for profiles on the now-dead Google+. While the cards haven't rolled out flobally, Google has already given access to some parts of the world. On one of its support pages, Google explains that: "This feature is only available to some people in India who set their language to English. This feature isn't available yet on desktop." The support pages explain that those who have access to the profile card feature can edit their card via their mobile phone. Google explains that you simply need to visit google.com, sign into your account, search for 'Edit my search card' and then tap 'Edit'. Personalized public profiles Profile cards will not only be customizable, they will be optional. Unlike for celebrities, Google will not automatically create card for individuals – and the company also says that it will be possible to delete them should you change your mind about having one. It appears that content will be vetted as Google explains that certain language and content is not acceptable. Importantly, Google also stresses that it "doesn't guarantee that your card will show up on Google Search". The company adds: "The more info you provide in your card, the more likely it will show up in Google Search results". It's not clear quite when this feature will spread to the rest of the world, or if it will remain mobile-only, but hopefully Google will have something to say about it soon. Source: Google 'profile cards' will let you control what people see when they search for you
  3. Microsoft makes it easier to switch between profiles on Edge Microsoft has announced a new change to the profile feature on Microsoft Edge. The feature was first introduced to the browser in 2019 and has since been improved based on user feedback. Microsoft has now added another feature which should make it easier to switch between multiple profiles on Edge. Called Automatic Profile Switching, the feature will switch between work or school and home profiles automatically. The feature will detect when you try to access a work website using your personal account and will ask you to switch profiles so you could access the website without having to authenticate again. Microsoft has also added a “Don’t ask me again” option in case you don't want to get the popup every time you visit a particular website. The profile feature currently allows users to manually switch between different profiles as well as set a default profile. You can head to "edge://settings/profiles page" to manage multiple profiles. The new Automatic Profile Switching feature is available in Microsoft Edge version 83 or higher. Currently, both Microsoft Edge Canary and Edge Dev will support the feature and we expect the company to roll it out to Beta and Stable in the future updates. Source: Microsoft makes it easier to switch between profiles on Edge (Neowin)
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