Microsoft Edge May Not Automatically Save Passwords

You need to click an extra button to save your credentials

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Microsoft Edge May Not Automatically Save Passwords

In the latest Edge Canary update, Microsoft made a big change to the Password Manager, which is related to how it saves passwords to the wallet on the Edge browser.

After this update, Edge will not automatically save passwords, and the settings regarding them will be grayed out by default. First, let us discuss the existing scenario.

When you go to a website that needs you to sign in, after entering the credentials, Microsoft Edge will ask if you want the browser to remember them. Therefore, when you visit the same site, the browser will autofill your username and password the next time. So, the ability to save passwords and the automatically saving password features were enabled by default.

If you wish to change the functionality, launch the Edge browser, click the three-dot icon, and select Settings>Profiles>Wallets.

From now on, Microsoft has decided not to save passwords automatically; ergo, the Automatically Save Passwords option is now grayed out by default.

Don’t get disheartened completely. You can still save passwords manually, and Edge will ask for your preferences when you browse.

You might wonder why this is happening; well, Microsoft has not offered any explanation for this upcoming change.

Some may not like to click that extra button to save the passwords, but Microsoft Edge provides better control over your data by allowing you to choose when you can save them.

Also, if you are working on a shared or public device, you will not want that device to remember your password. In short, Edge wants to make sure that users have full control over what credentials need to be stored instead of the browser making the choice for them.

If we don’t think of it as a hassle and talk about it in terms of privacy, I would say it is a good change that could improve privacy and promote transparency.

To conclude, when the feature is live, Microsoft Edge may not save passwords automatically and will prompt you to save them manually. So, you need to be a bit cautious while creating a new account and should ensure that you save the password if that’s your intent.

If you want to join the Edge Insider program to enjoy the benefits of using new features before general availability, check this guide.

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