Remove Copilot button on Microsoft Edge

If you don't like the Copilot experience on Microsoft Edge, you can now disable it by turning off the discovery feature.

Microsoft Edge no Copilot button
Microsoft Edge no Copilot button
  • To remove the Copilot button on Microsoft Edge, open Settings > Sidebar > Copilot and turn off the “Show Copilot” toggle switch.

UPDATED 11/8/2023: On Microsoft Edge, you can remove the Copilot button (and the entire sidebar) through the settings page, and in this guide, I’ll outline the steps for this configuration. Similar to the experience on Windows 11, Copilot for Edge is an integration of the Bing Chat technology directly into the browser that allows Microsoft to also bring the chatbot AI to other platforms, such as macOS and Linux.

The Copilot button appears in the top-right corner of Microsoft Edge, which opens a flyout you can use to interact with the chatbot without switching to a different tab. The integration includes three tabs, “Chat,” “Compose,” and “Insights.” The “Chat” tab is the same experience you will get when using the chatbot on The “Compose” tab allows you to use the new Copilot to help you create different types of content formats. In the “Write about” box, you can specify the requirements for the message. The “Insights” tab is a content-aware feature that understands the context of the web page you are viewing and surface related information. This feature seems more like suggestions from Bing than AI-generated information.

Although this is a convenient way for Microsoft Edge users to access the chatbot capabilities without leaving the current page, it’s not a feature that everyone wants. As a result, the company has added an option to disable the experience.

In this guide, I will teach you how to disable or enable the chatbot AI experience on Microsoft Edge.

Remove Copilot from Microsoft Edge

To remove the Copilot button from Microsoft Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge on Windows 11.

  2. Click the main (three-dotted) button and select the Settings option.

  3. Click on Sidebar.

  4. Under the “App and notification settings” section, click the Copilot setting.

    Copilot settings

  5. (Optional) Turn off the “Always show sidebar” toggle switch to remove the sidebar on the right.

  6. Turn off the “Show Copilot” toggle switch to remove the button from the top-right on Microsoft Edge.

    Edge disable Copilot button

  7. Click the Restart button.

  8. (Optional) Turn on the “Show Copilot” toggle switch to show the button again.

Once you complete the steps, the Copilot button will no longer appear on Microsoft Edge. 

Update November 8, 2023: This content has been updated to ensure accuracy and reflect changes in the process.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].