Enabling or Disabling the Option to Share Browsing Data with Other Windows Features in Microsoft Edge

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The Microsoft Edge browser, now the default in Windows 11, has added a “Share browsing data with other Windows features” functionality. This feature, when enabled, syncs the user’s browsing data with other Windows features, improving the accessibility of information like browsing history and recent tabs. Users can easily turn this feature on or off via…

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.

micrsoft edge browser more option and settings
Microsoft Edge browser has more options and settings

On the Settings page on the left panel, click the Profiles button.

Resync browser data in Microsoft Edge
microsoft edge browser privacy search and services page

Select the “Share browsing data with other Windows features” tile on the right to expand it.

Microsoft Edge Share browsing data with other Windows features
Microsoft Edge visual search hover button

On the next page, toggle the switch button to the On or Off position to enable or disable the feature.

Microsoft Edge Share browsing data with other Windows features

Exit the browser setting when you are done.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn “Share browsing data with other Windows features” On or Off in Microsoft Edge. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comments form below.

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