Microsoft wants to save your browsing activity on Edge for Android

The option is now live on Edge Canary for Android.

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Edge for Android will let users decide if they want to share their browsing activity with Microsoft or not, according to a new option spotted by tech enthusiast, @Leopeva64. This option, once enabled, would let the Redmond-based tech giant use all of the browsing activity to improve the browsing experience altogether.

Here is what it says, according to @Leopeva64‘s findings.

Allow Microsoft to save your browsing activity. Including history, usage, favorites, web content, and other browsing data to personalize Microsoft Edge and Microsoft services like ads, search, shopping, and news.


For now, the option is live on Edge Canary for Android, and aside from Microsoft letting users enable/disable the option at will, the Redmond-based tech giant will also let them manage the sort of data that is shared with the company, once this option is enabled.

Manage this data and additional advertising settings on the Microsoft privacy dashboard.


Microsoft Edge for desktop platforms, such as Windows devices, has been letting users enable/disable this option for quite some time, but in case you want to disable it, once it is live on the stable Edge for Android, here’s how you can do it.

How to enable/disable the option to save the browsing activity on Edge for Android

  1. You’ll need to access the Settings page on Edge for Android.
  2. Once there, you should access the Privacy and Security page.
  3. On the Privacy and Security page, select the Personalization & advertising page.edge browser activity android
  4. Here, click on the toggle to freely enable/disable the Allow Microsoft to save your browsing activity.

Enabling/disabling this option should give Edge users control over the browser’s activity while exploring the Internet on Android devices.

Recently, Edge for Android has been getting some well-deserved features: for instance, the browser now lets users merge passwords from Chrome into Edge, as well. The merged passwords should allow for a seamless experience across both browsers on Android.

Now, with Microsoft allowing users to control the kind of experience they want to get by using Edge on Android devices, might just be the right way to increase the popularity of the browser on mobiles. Let’s not forget that Edge is a fast browser, and it’s miles ahead of what Internet Explorer was.

Are you using Edge for Android? What’s your experience with it?

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