We love Microsoft Edge, don’t get us wrong. However, lately, something has come to our attention that we wanted to share.

It is always a good idea to be aware of what your browser is doing behind the scenes, there is an Edge setting that we think more people should know about. This setting sends the images you view online to Microsoft. This might not seem like a big deal on the surface. It is done to enhance the images, however, some business owners might be concerned about the privacy implications. After all, you never know who might be looking at your browsing history.

The good news is that if you want to, it is easy to disable the setting. Here is how:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots (“more actions”) in the upper-right corner of the screen
  2. Select “Settings” from the drop down menu
  3. Scroll down and click on “Privacy, search and services”
  4. Under the “services” section, turn off the toggle switch next to “Improve your web experience by allowing Microsoft to use information about websites you browse to improve search suggestions, or to show you more relevant advertising.”

That is it! With a couple of clicks you have disabled the feature that sends images to Microsoft. Of course, there are other settings in Edge that you might want to explore as well. Like the ones that control your data collection preferences, or the ones that limit pop-ups and redirects.

We would recommend taking a couple of minutes to check out your browser settings. Why? Well, for one thing, it can help protect your privacy and security online. By being aware of what your browser is doing, you can make informed decisions about what data to share and what you would like to keep private.

Exploring your browser settings doesn’t have to be boring, it can be a fun and educational experience in its own right. You might discover new features or hidden gems that you never knew existed. What is great is that you don’t have to be a tech expert to understand these settings, Microsoft has done a great job of making them simple and straightforward to understand.

If you have any questions or ever get stuck, get in touch!