How to Use InPrivate Browsing in Microsoft Edge

By Nancy C. Muir

InPrivate Browsing is a feature that stops Microsoft Edge from saving information about your browsing session, such as cookies and your browsing history. InPrivate Browsing allows you to block or allow sites that automatically collect information about your browsing habits. InPrivate Browsing is not active by default when you open an Edge window.

To use InPrivate Browsing,

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and click the More Actions button.

  2. In the menu that appears, click New InPrivate Window. As shown in the figure, the new Microsoft Edge browser window that appears displays InPrivate in the upper-left corner. The tab that appears is titled InPrivate and displays a description of InPrivate browsing.

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  3. You can now surf the web privately by entering a search phrase or web address in the Search or Enter Web Address box and pressing Enter, or by clicking in the Address bar, typing a web address, and pressing Enter.

  4. To turn off InPrivate Browsing, click the Close button in the upper-right corner of the InPrivate window.

If you don’t want to use InPrivate Browsing but would like to periodically clear your browsing history manually, with Microsoft Edge open, click the Hub button at the right side of the address bar, and then click the History button at the top of the pane. Click the triangle icon beside any date category to review your history for that date, and click the Delete (X) button if you decide to delete it. Or, you can click Clear All History to delete all history entries. Press Esc to close the Hub when you finish.