On Windows 11, you can configure Microsoft Edge to always start InPrivate mode to improve your online privacy, and in this guide, we will outline the steps to complete this task. InPrivate mode is a feature that prevents the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge from saving your browsing history, cookies, and site data, as well as passwords, addresses, and form data during a session.
When closing an InPrivate session, Microsoft Edge deletes all your browsing information of that session. Therefore, helping to reduce the amount of data that websites can track about your online activities. It is also a useful feature to prevent other people from snooping into your information on a shared device.
Although starting a new InPrivate session is pretty simple, if you are setting up a shared device, or you do not want to save any browsing data, there’s an option to set InPrivate as the default when opening Microsoft Edge.
Open Microsoft Edge InPrivate by default
To start Edge InPrivate mode by default on Windows 11, use these steps:
Right-click the Microsoft Edge icon in the Taskbar.
Right-click the Microsoft Edge item in the list and select the Properties option.
In the “Target” field append the
-inprivateoption at the end of the line. It should look like this:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe" --profile-directory=Default -inprivate
Click the Apply button.
Click the OK button.
Once you complete the steps, every time you launch Microsoft Edge using the taskbar icon, a new InPrivate session will open.