This article explains how to enable or disable “Share browsing data with other Windows features” in Microsoft Edge.
The Microsoft Edge browser is the default browser in Windows 11. However, users can switch to their preferred or favorite browser anytime. Edge is based on Chromium, similar to Google Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers today.
Microsoft has added a new feature to the Microsoft Edge browser that allows users to turn “Share browsing data with other Windows features” On or Off.
When turned on, Microsoft Edge will connect local browsing data from this profile with the rest of Windows. Turning this feature on will help you find information from your history, favorites, top sites, and recent tabs more easily using features such as the search box on the taskbar in Windows.
If you don’t want Edge sharing data with other Windows features, you can turn it off. When turned off, Edge will remove the data shared with Windows on the device and stop sharing any new browsing data from this profile.
Enable or disable “Share browsing data with other Windows features”
As mentioned above, a new feature has been added to the Microsoft Edge browser to allow users to share their browsing data from their profile with other Windows features, such as local search.
Here’s how to turn it on or off.
First, open the Microsoft Edge browser.
Then click on Setting and more (Alt+F) 3 horizontal dots button on the top right corner and select Settings.
On the Settings page on the left panel, click the
Select the “Share browsing data with other Windows features” tile on the right to expand it.
On the next page, toggle the switch button to the
Off position to enable or disable the feature.
Exit the browser setting when you are done.
That should do it!
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