Browsers and Mail Enable or Disable Share browsing data with other Windows features in Microsoft Edge


Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

When Share browsing data with other Windows features is turned on, Microsoft Edge will connect local browsing data from your 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 Windows Search. If you turn off this feature Microsoft Edge will remove the data shared with Windows on the device and stop sharing any new browsing data from your profile.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable sharing browsing data from your profile in Microsoft Edge with other Windows features.

Share browsing data with other Windows features is currently only available as part of controlled feature roll-outs in the Microsoft Edge Canary channel, so not everyone will have this feature yet.

Here's How:

1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)


3 Click/tap on Profiles on the left side, and click/tap on Share browsing data with other Windows features on the right side. (see screenshot below)

If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.


4 Turn on (default) or off Share browsing data with other Windows features for what you want. (see screenshot below)


5 When finished, you can close the Settings tab if you like.

That's it,
Shawn Brink



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