How to Disable Shopping in Microsoft Edge

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to disable Shopping in Microsoft Edge feature in Microsoft Edge browser.

The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base and offers better web compatibility and performance over the legacy edge.

Edge browser is a cross-platform which supports all of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems. If you’re currently using Edge and want to learn how to disable the new feature that allows Shopping in Edge, the steps below should show you how to do it.

Microsoft Edge comes with a new feature called “Shopping in Microsoft Edge” that tries to automatically find you the best prices and coupons across the web when browsing.

Not everyone will find this appealing especially when user privacies are being abused daily, including tracking data.

The steps below showed you how to turn it off so that you won’t get shown shopping prices and coupons while browsing online based on your browsing behavior.

To get started with disabling Shopping in Edge, follow the steps below:

Disable Shopping in Edge

To disable “Shopping in Microsoft Edge“, open Microsoft Edge and click the 3 horizontal dots ( … ) at the top right corner of your screen as shown in the image below.

When the Settings page opens, click on Privacy, search, and services on the left side, and click on Save time and money with Shopping in Microsoft Edge on the right side.

If you want to enable it, then make sure it is turned off.

Disable Shopping in Edge via registry

You can also disable Shopping in Microsoft Edge feature from Windows registry.

If you’re logged in as an administrator, you can also disable this feature via Windows registry. To do that, use the steps below:

Using Windows registry is one way to force all users on the system to disable the feature. There are multiples ways to do this in Windows, however, using Windows registry is the easiest and most effective way to do it.

To enable, press the Windows Key + on your keyboard to open the run command box. Or use the search function to search for the Run app.

In the command box, type the commands below and press Enter.

regedit

Then the registry opens, navigate to the path below. If you don’t see the Edge key, create one.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge

From there, right-click on the Edge key and select the New > DWORD (32-bit) Value option to create a REG_DWORD value if you don’t see existing EdgeShoppingAssistantEnabled value already created.

If you don’t see Edge key or folder, create one.

Name the new DWORD value as

EdgeShoppingAssistantEnabled

After saving the DWORD above, double-click it to open. Then enter the value of 0 to enable.

(delete) = Default
0 = Always disabled
1 = Always enabled

This policy lets users compare the prices of a product they are looking at, get coupons from the website they’re on, or auto-apply coupons during checkout.

If you disable this policy shopping features such as price comparison and coupons will not be automatically found for retail domains.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to disable the “Shopping in Microsoft Edge” feature in Microsoft Edge browser. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

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