Customization

How to set Google as your default search engine on Microsoft Edge

If Bing is not your favorite search engine and you use Microsoft Edge, use these steps to set Google as your default search engine, start page, and home button.

Microsoft Edge with Google as default search engine

On Windows 10, Microsoft Edge uses Bing as the default search engine when you type a search query in the address bar and when using the search box in the New Tab page.

If you prefer Google search results, you can easily change the settings on Microsoft Edge to remove Bing as the default.

In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to use Google as the default search engine on Microsoft Edge.

How to change Microsoft Edge default search engine

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Go to Google.com. Otherwise, the option to switch won’t be available.

  3. Click the main menu button (three-dots) from the top-right corner.

  4. Click on Settings.

  5. Click the View Advanced Settings button.

  6. Under “Privacy and services,” click the Change search engine button.

    Microsoft Edge Advanced settings options
    Microsoft Edge Advanced settings options
  7. Select Google Search from the list.

  8. Click the Set as default button.

    Set Google default search engine Microsoft Edge
    Set Google default search engine Microsoft Edge

Once you’ve completed the steps, Google will be your default search engine.

How to set Google as the default homepage on Microsoft Edge

If you also want Google to be set as your homepage, you need to do the following:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the main menu button (three-dots) from the top-right corner.

  3. Click on Settings.

  4. Click the View Advanced Settings button.

  5. Under “Show the home button,” select A specific page.

  6. Set Google.com as your homepage.

    Microsoft Edge set home button to Google
    Microsoft Edge set home button to Google

How to set Google as the default start page on Microsoft Edge

In addition, if you want Microsoft Edge to always start with Google, do the following:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the main menu button (three-dots) from the top-right corner.

  3. Click on Settings.

  4. Use the “Open Microsoft Edge with” drop-down menu, select A specific page or pages.

  5. Set Google.com and your start page.

    Start Microsoft Edge with Google on page
    Start Microsoft Edge with Google on page

After completing the steps, every time you launch Microsoft Edge, you’ll see Google as your start page.