In its Chromium avatar, Microsoft Edge is considered one of the best web browsers on desktops and mobile devices. However, with an update last year, the browser introduced a “Shopping” function which has been widely criticized for adding bloat and creating privacy issues. So today we are going to see how to disable purchase feature in Microsoft Edge on your Windows 10 PC and Android smartphone.
Disable Shopping in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 and Android
Edge Chromium’s online shopping feature allows you to compare the prices of a product on different websites. It also helps you get coupon codes for instant discounts on sites like Target, SuperShoppingNow, etc. By default, the shopping feature is enabled on both desktop and mobile, but there is an option to disable it in the settings. In this article, we are going to learn how to disable purchase feature in Microsoft Edge on Android and Windows 10.
- Open Microsoft Edge and click on the three dot menu in the upper right corner. From the drop-down menu, select Settings.
- In the left sidebar, click Privacy, Research and Services. Now scroll down in the right pane and turn off the toggle next to ” Save time and money with Shopping in Microsoft Edge.“
That’s it! The annoying and privacy-invasive purchase feature of Microsoft Edge has now been disabled on your Windows 10 PC.
- Open Microsoft Edge on your Android phone and tap the three dot menu basically. Then, from the sliding panel, open Settings.
- On the Settings page, scroll down a bit if you need to and select coupons. On the next page, disable the “Enable coupons” button.
Yeah, it’s that easy to invade the new purchase feature. You have now successfully disabled “coupons” in Microsoft Edge on your Android smartphone.
To note: “Coupons” on Android and iOS work similarly to the “Shopping” feature on desktop computers, providing users with coupons and discount codes on certain shopping websites and platforms..
Disable Shopping in Microsoft Edge
The above tutorial shows you how to turn off purchase feature in Microsoft Edge on your Windows PC and Android smartphone with just a few clicks. However, if at any point you feel the need to turn it back on, retrace your steps and turn on the toggle to access discount coupons and price comparisons again.
In the meantime, if online privacy is your primary concern, check out the best privacy-focused browsers for your phone. Also learn how you can still open Microsoft Edge in Incognito mode (InPrivate) by default on Windows 10 and how to fake your geolocation in Microsoft Edge. As a Microsoft Edge user, also check out our tutorial on how to customize the browser with Color Theme Picker.