How to change the default search engine in Microsoft Edge

When you search for something on the Internet using the Microsoft Edge browser, by default, you’ll see the results that are provided by Bing. Even though Bing is quite a good search engine, many people prefer to use Google, Yahoo!, DuckDuckGo or others. If you want to change the default search engine used by Microsoft Edge, read this tutorial:

NOTE: For illustration, in this article we will change the default search engine of Microsoft Edge to Google. The procedure is the same, no matter which search engine you want to use.

How To Change The Default Search Engine In Microsoft Edge

If you want to change the default search engine in Microsoft Edge, first you have to add it to your list of Favorites.

Open the Microsoft Edge browser, type the URL of your favorite search engine in the address bar and press Enter.

In order to add this website in your Favorites list, press the star icon on the address bar.

Then press the Add button.

Now, the website can be found in the Favorites panel. Next, click or tap the More actions button, and press Settings.

Then scroll down to the bottom of the window, where you’ll see a section called Advanced settings. Click or tap the View advanced settings button.

Now scroll down again, and in the Privacy and services section look for the drop-down list named “ Search in the address bar with”. In this list you’ll see two items: Bing ( ) and . Click or tap .

Here, select your favorite search engine and press Add as default button.

That’s all! Now you can use the Microsoft Edge browser with your favorite search engine.


As you can see, in Microsoft Edge the process of changing the default search engine is slightly different compared to many other popular browsers where this process is very intuitive. But still, you can get used to it. For more articles on Microsoft Edge , check out some of our related guides. If you have any suggestions, questions or problems, do not hesitate to use the comments form below.