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Change the Search Engine in the Edge browser on the Computer

The Edge browser defaults to its own Bing search engine. However, it offers the option to choose different search engines from the available list of preset engines.

You can also add a custom search engine per guidelines to show the results from any other search engine. Changing search engines is also reflected in omnibar search.

In this guide, I have shared written instruction about:

Change the Default Search Engine

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge on a computer.
  2. Click on the More vertical 3-dots icon menu and select the Settings from the list of options.
  3. Switch to the Privacy, Search, and Services tab.
  4. Scroll to the bottom, select the Address bar and Search under the Services section.
  5. Choose the desired search engine under the option — Search engine used in the address bar.
    Change Search ENgine in Edge Computer Address BarIt will set the chosen search engine as the default search engine.

Henceforth, searches in the search bar will automatically display the results from the selected search engine.

You can add your custom search engine from the Manage search engines section.

Add Search Engine in Edge Computer Browser

Just click on the Add button, enter details in a requested format like Search engine name, keyword, and URL with %s in place of query, and save the search engine.

Add Search Engine in Edge Browser on Computer

You can always customize and change the search engine per your needs.

Bottom Line

To keep up with the latest trend, you should always go out of your comfort zone and experiment. The Edge browser allows you to change your default search engine to any engine you like from the list of available search engines.

Similarly, you can change the default search engine in Edge on Android. You can choose between the available list of search engines.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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