You can finally change the default search engine in Edge

Teodor Nechita
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Since the beginning of 2020, Microsoft has been actively pushing the development of Microsoft Edge. Their goal is to make it better and better since they already made it their default web browser anyway.

Of course, switching to a Chromium based-architecture was a bit of a set-back from a feature point of view. However, users are now finally starting to see some of the features that they have been waiting for since before the Chromium era.

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Edge will finally let you replace Bing in the New Tab Page

Ever since Microsoft changed Edge’s architecture to be Chromium-based, many of the features that you could find in Google Chrome are present.

However, Microsoft made several proprietary changes to the browser, such as making Bing the default search engine. Unfortunately, Bing isn’t exactly very popular, with most users preferring Google or DuckDuckGo.

Present versions or Microsoft Edge allows you to select search engines such as Google, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Ask and others as a default search engine, but only for the address bar.

Fortunately, things will change soon enough since with the latest Edge Canary update, Microsoft says that Edge will now let you change the default search engine when opening new tabs as well.

This feature currently only supports Bing on live versions. If you want to get the latest Canary update check out this website from the Edge Insider Channels.

What search engine will you set as the default in your NTP once the feature hits live? State your top choice by leaving us a message in the comments section below.