UPDATE: This controversial image enhancement feature now seems to have been removed by Microsoft, following privacy concerns.
We have some important information to share about Microsoft Edge, a browser that we genuinely love and think you will too. It’s always a good idea to be aware of what your browser is doing behind the scenes, especially when it comes to privacy. That’s why we want to tell you about a particular setting in Edge that you might find interesting. This setting actually sends the images you view online to Microsoft. While it’s intended to enhance your image viewing experience, some business owners might be concerned about the privacy implications. After all, you never know who might be accessing your browsing history.
The good news is that you can easily disable this setting if you have any concerns. We’ll guide you through the process step by step:
1. Open Microsoft Edge and look for the three dots (“More actions”) in the upper-right corner of the screen.
2. Click on the three dots and a drop-down menu will appear. From that menu, select “Settings”.
3. Scroll down the settings page until you find “Privacy, search, and services”. Click on it.
4. Under the “Services” section, you’ll see a 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”. Simply turn off this toggle switch.
That’s it! With just a few clicks, you’ve disabled the feature that sends images to Microsoft. But wait, there’s more! Microsoft Edge offers other settings you might want to explore. For example, you can control your data collection preferences or limit pop-ups and redirects.
Taking a few minutes to check out your browser settings is worth it for several reasons. First and foremost, it helps protect your privacy and online security. When you’re aware of what your browser is doing, you can make informed decisions about sharing your data or keeping it private.
Moreover, exploring your browser settings can be a fun and educational experience in itself. You might stumble upon new features or hidden gems that you never knew existed. And don’t worry if you’re not a tech expert—Microsoft has done an excellent job of making these settings simple and straightforward. They provide clear explanations and helpful tips along the way, so anyone can understand and manage their browser settings effectively.