As with any web browser, Edge too lets you save your passwords. If you ever need, you can see or view your saved passwords in the Microsoft Edge browser. This article shows you how.
Unlike the old Internet Explorer, the new Edge browser is going toe to toe with Chrome and any other modern browser, for that matter. It has some of the best features like the best-in-class performance, vertical tabs, battery life, efficiency mode, sidebar, profiles, collections, kids mode, etc. One of the most useful features of Edge is the ability to save passwords. Saved passwords save a lot of time, and make sure that you never forget them regardless of password complexity.
However, what if you forget the password or want to use it in another application? Thankfully, there is an option to see the saved passwords in Edge.
In this quick and easy guide, let me show the steps you should follow to view your saved passwords in the Microsoft Edge browser.
How to View Saved Passwords in Edge
To see your saved passwords in the Edge browser, follow the below steps:
- Open the Edge browser.
- Click the three dots icon to open the menu.
- Select the Settings option from the menu.
- Click on Profiles on the sidebar.
- Click on the Passwords option.
- You will see a list of all your saved passwords.
- To view a password of a specific click, click/tap on the eye icon next to it.
- Type the user account password/pin when prompted.
- Edge shows the saved password.
- Click the eye icon again to hide the password.
First thing, launch the Edge web browser. For that, you can either click the Edge icon on the taskbar or search for it in the Start menu. Once the browser has opened, click the three dots menu on the top-right corner and select the ‘Settings’ option from the menu.
A quick tip: You can also open the Edge settings tab by typing “edge://settings” (without quotes) in the address bar.
The above action will open the Edge settings tab. This is where you can manage Edge settings, personalization options, and behavior. In the Settings tab, Click on the “Profiles > Passwords” option. This takes you to the Edge password management page.
A quick tip: You can also open the Edge password management page by typing “edge://settings/passwords” (without quotes) in the address bar.
Once you are here, you will see all your Edge saved passwords under the Saved Passwords section. Here, find the saved passwords you want to see, and then click on the eye icon next to it.
As soon as you do that, Edge will prompt you to authenticate. This is so that no unauthorized user can see your saved passwords just because they have access to your Edge browser. So, type your user account password/pin and press Enter.
The Edge browser will immediately show the saved password.
Use it as needed and click on the eye icon again to hide the saved password in the Edge browser.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
To edit a saved password, open the passwords page (edge://settings/passwords) in the Edge browser, click the three dots icon next to the password, and select ‘Edit.’
To remove or delete a saved password, open the passwords page (edge://settings/passwords) in the Edge browser, click the three dots icon next to the password, and select ‘Delete.’
Yes, Edge scans your saved passwords and shows a red caution mark if it finds that the password has been leaked on the internet. Edge also shows your password strength to help you create safe and secure passwords.
Yes, Edge has the autofill passwords feature that automatically fills the saved username and password when you visit the relevant website.
To enable or disable password autofill in Edge, go to the Passwords page (edge://settings/passwords) and turn the Autofill Passwords option on or off.
That is all. It is that simple to see saved passwords in the Edge browser.
I hope this simple and easy Windows how-to guide helped you.
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