Learn how to open the Copilot sidebar in Microsoft Edge automatically

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This article explains how to enable or disable “Automatically open Copilot in the sidebar” in Microsoft Edge. Copilot in Edge provides relevant web experiences alongside web content, improving browsing efficiency. Users can turn this feature on or off based on personal preference. To toggle this setting, users can access the Sidebar menu in Microsoft Edge…

This article explains enabling or disabling “Automatically open Copilot in the sidebar” 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.

When you use Copilot in Edge, you can automatically open it in the sidebar to show you relevant web experiences alongside your web content.

Enabling Copilot to open automatically in the sidebar in Microsoft Edge can be useful for users. With Copilot on, users can get help finding information, completing tasks, and more without leaving their current page.

By showing relevant web experiences in the sidebar, Copilot aims to make browsing more efficient and productive for users. However, it depends on personal preference, and users can turn this feature on or off based on their needs.

Turn “Automatically open Copilot in the sidebar” on or off

As mentioned above, users can enable or disable automatically open Copilot in the sidebar in Microsoft Edge.

First, open the Microsoft Edge browser.

Then click on Setting and more (Alt+F) three dots () in the upper right-hand corner to access the Settings menu.

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 Sidebar button.

Microsoft Edge Sidebar button
Microsoft Edge settings appearance

On the right, select the “Copilot” tile to expand it.

Microsoft Edge Sidebar Copilot tile

Next, toggle the ‘Show Copilot’ button to the On position to enable Copilot in Edge. You can’t change the settings to allow Microsoft to access page content when Copilot is off.

Then, select the “Automatically open Copilot in the sidebar” tile and toggle the switch button to the On position to enable it.

To disable it, toggle the switch button to the Off position.

Open Copilot in the sidebar in Microsoft Edge automatically

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable “Automatically open Copilot in the sidebar” in Edge. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.

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