Accessing Gmail with different browsers

I am running Windows 10 on my Lenovo laptop.  I have both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers, though I prefer Edge.  My email is Gmail, so when I'm on the road I access it via the internet.  Recently, whenever I try to log onto my email in Chrome the program remembers my username and password and takes me directly into my Gmail.  But, when I'm using Edge, I need to not only re-enter my username and password, but also go through a 2-step verification process before I can get to my mail.  It's as though Google is punishing people for not using their browser.  Is there a way to get the same efficiency in Edge, or do I  need to pick between a 4-step logon or using Chrome?

Thanks

Phil
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I am using Edge to get to Gmail and I can confirm I must enter my email and password but that is all. Did you sign up to two factor authentication?
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philsimmonsAuthor Commented:
I didn't used to have to do 2-factor authentication - and don't remember signing up.  And, if I did, then why doesn't it require it when I access it through Chrome?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Chrome (Google) seems to remember the Gmail User where Edge does not. Since Edge remembers everything else, I am not sure at this point. There is no entry for Gmail in Credential Manager, so Google may be playing games.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also, Chrome keeps its own passwords, so Chrome may have made special accommodation for Gmail.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks Phil. I was happy to help
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McKnifeCommented:
There is no such punishing for me and edge remembers the google account and logs it on automatically. See how to undo the 2nd authentication step if you don't want it and that's that.
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philsimmonsAuthor Commented:
Thanks, McKnife, I checked for the 2nd level authentication and it's "off" ...
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philsimmonsAuthor Commented:
... but still doesn't remember.
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McKnifeCommented:
Sure, if Edge offers "should I remember logon passwords for that site - yes, no, never?" and one (maybe accidentally) answers "never", then it will not remember. Check the settings in network credential manager.
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