On Monday, Netflix introduced a new feature that allows users to transfer profiles to a separate account. This is especially useful if you password freeloaders, or someone using your account that you don’t want on there anymore.
If you’d like to know how to transfer profiles on the platform, then keep on reading. You can also check out everything we know about the brand new Netflix Basic with Ads tier which is being introduced this November.
What is carried over in a profile transfer on Netflix?
When you move a profile to a new account, the following information should be retained:
- Recommendations and content suggestions
- Viewing history
- Saved games and games handle
- Settings such as languages and subtitles, autoplay, age-rating viewing restrictions and more
- Profile name and icon
Profile Transfer began rolling out to all Netflix members globally on October 17, 2022. The feature could take several weeks to reach all Netflix subscribers so check back later if you don’t yet see it in the Netflix interface on the web. Profile Transfer is unavailable in the mobile Netflix app.
For what it’s worth, Netflix says it will email each and every user as soon as Profile Transfer becomes available for them.
How to transfer a profile on Netflix
You must sign into Netflix on a web browser, not via an app. Here are the steps you need to take to transfer a profile:
Click on ‘Transfer Profile’ on the drop-down menu on the homepage
Clicking on ‘Account’ can also take you to the transfer profiles page
Confirm that you want to allow profile transfers
An email will be sent to the account holder to confirm that profile transfers are turned on once you click ‘Allow’
Select which profile you would like to transfer to a new account within the Profiles and Parental Controls section, and then click ‘Transfer’
As per the screenshot, a backup copy of the profile will still be available on the original account
Enter the email address and password that you would like to use for the new account
Follow the on-screen prompts until the profile is moved over. Netflix will send a confirmation email once everything is finished
Note that Netflix will keep a copy of the profile on the original account. At the time of writing, you cannot move a profile to an existing account it has to be a new account.
If you must leave the process halfway through, you can continue by using a web browser to sign into Netflix with the email address and password you used to start the process. Then, simply select ‘Finish Transfer’ to pick up where you left off.
This is the first thing that Netflix has rolled out to curb password sharing. The platform has been testing allowing users to add additional ‘Homes’ in Central and South America, as well as other features but these aren’t yet official worldwide.