Prevent Edge from sending your browsing data to Microsoft

Despite all the precautionary measures you take, browsers send anonymous browsing logs to their parent companies. Some say this is done anonymously in an effort to enhance or improve the browser experience. Fortunately, Edge lets you have full control over this activity. In this article, we will show you how prevent Edge from sending your data to Microsoft.

Prevent Edge from sending your browsing data to Microsoft

Microsoft understands that data is power. But what the company knows about you should be decided by you. Privacy-conscious Internet users using Microsoft Edge as their default browser have a tool they can use to prevent the browser from sending search data to Microsoft.

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Choose Settings and more.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Switch to the Privacy, research and services tab
  5. Access research and service improvement
  6. Look for the ‘Help improve Microsoft products by submitting web search results‘ on your mind.
  7. Disable it.

As a Microsoft Edge user, you can have good control over your own privacy and disable settings that you find intrusive.

How to prevent Microsoft Edge from collecting data?

Open Microsoft Edge browser and go to Settings and more (visible as 3 horizontal dots in the upper right corner of the browser window).

From the list of options displayed, select the Settings icon.

Then go to the Privacy, Research and Services tab in the sidebar.

Scroll to Improved search and service title. Alternatively, you can copy-paste the following line of text into the browser’s address bar to go directly to the settings page – edge://settings/privacy#searchServiceImprovement.

Prevent Edge from sending your browsing data to Microsoft

Below, see the toggle next to ‘Help improve Microsoft products by submitting web search results‘ entrance. If enabled, disable it to prevent Microsoft Edge from sending your browsing data to Microsoft.

Is Microsoft Edge spying on me?

If by spying you mean collecting information about you or your browsing behavior without your consent then no! Microsoft clearly states that it does this for the purpose of improving the performance of the browser and making it better. Also, it’s up to you how much data you want to share with the company.

That’s all we can say about it!

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