How to Change the Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge

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how to change default search engine in edge

Changing the default search engine on Edge is simple and easy to do. By default, the browser uses Bing, but you can quickly switch to another option such as Google, MSN or DuckDuckGo in just a few steps:

How to change the default search engine in Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Edge and type the web address of the search engine you want to set as default. (i.e. If you want Google, type; if you prefer DuckDuckGo, type
  2. Click the three dots in the upper right corner and select Settings.edge settings
  3. Select Privacy, Search, and Services.privacy search and services in edge settings
  4. Scroll down to Services and click on Address bar and search.address bar and search settings in edge
  5. Locate Search engine used in the address bar and select the option you want from the list. search engine used in address bar edge
  6. If the search engine you want to use is not listed, select Manage search engines.manage search engines
  7. Click the Add button and manually enter the web address of the search engine you want to use.add search engine in edge

Wrapping up

Edge is one of the top browsers on the market. And because it keeps adding cutting-edge features like Microsoft Start and Background Tab Summary, it will probably stay at the top of the game.

Though Microsoft recommends using Bing, the default search engine in Edge for the best experience. The browser fully integrates the search engine and supports Bing-powered features like Visual Search.

That said, many users still prefer the quality of search results of browsers like Google or the privacy offered by DuckDuckGo.

Regardless of your reasons, follow the guidelines above to change the default search engine in Microsoft Edge.

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