How to Make Google Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge Browser

Windows 10 came with Microsoft edge browser preloaded but uses Bing as the default search engine. If you want to make Google the default search engine, you will have to do some settings changes in the Microsoft Edge browser.

Tweak Microsoft Edge Settings

Go to the three dots on the right side of the Microsoft Edge browser, and choose the settings option.

bing settings

In the settings menu, then choose ‘View advanced settings‘. Now you need to go to the option which shows “Search in the address bar with“.

Add New Search Engine

Here you will find that Bing is the default search engine. Choose to add a new search engine by clicking ‘Add new‘.

browser search

Choose Google.com as default search provider

Now you will be provided a large number of choices which can be added, like Git Hub or Google or Wikipedia and so on. Now you can choose Google.com as your default search provider and added as default.

default search engine

So that’s it. Now next time you search for a keyword in the Microsoft Edge browser address bar, it will use Google as the default search engine instead of Bing.

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49 Comments

  1. dna says:

    It is not easy to change settings in Microsoft Edge.

  2. Mani says:

    Thanks for the tips dude. But i switched to Chrome browser nowadays .:)

  3. larisa says:

    Yes thinking of putting a search engine default Google will right Google is the global leader

  4. winecooler says:

    Edge just stopped working after a few minutes of playing with it on a Surface Pro 1. All of the store apps that depend upon it’s rendering engine (including the store itself) also no longer work, and no search options come up even though the search was used. GRRR.

  5. Prerna says:

    I always wanted to make Google my default browser, thank you so much for this.

  6. Manjinder says:

    Hello,
    Thanks for sharing important point with us. Now i can make my google chrome as default search in windows 10.
    Yours faithfully
    Manjinder Singh

  7. sam says:

    Nice post. I was trying to change home page but didn’t how to change, but this article helped me a lot.

  8. tariq says:

    Simple and an easy to help this post that how to change our settings

  9. Roger Olowski says:

    Not much of a surprise that Microsoft would make it a little tricky to get google as a default search provider. Considering they probably want to promote Bing (or Internet Explorer) with their Windows products.

  10. Aslam says:

    These are great things to refresh the knowledge. its really good to know. Great !

  11. Mungurul Alam says:

    Making Google Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge Browser is a good way. Thanks to admin for sharing this post.

  12. Emi Ku says:

    Today I got problem of browser as in microsoft browser Google was not default so started looking for how to fix it and found this steps .Thanks you made my day

  13. Heman Kumar Arya says:

    Awesome post. Will you please tell me how to change homepage, btw this is really helpfull for me. You helped me alot so I just wanna say thanks to you. I’ll definitely gonna bookmark your blog.
    Thank you. :-)

  14. Ian Luis says:

    I’m curious to find out what blog system, you are utilizing? I’m having some minor security problems with my latest website and I would like to find something safer. Do you have any suggestions?

  15. Idigihub says:

    Good one..
    Is there any way to remove the search engines which are loaded on browsers by some downloads; they are either not visible in settings?

  16. Silvy Novita says:

    That’s a kind of information; i have been looking for. Last month i have installed windows 10 on my laptop. From that time i was facing the this problem. As per the above mentioned process; i finally able to set google as my default web browser. P. Chandra; thanks for sharing this great info . love the way you have write all this. i always like your approach of becoming the part of solution rather than problem.

  17. Mario Nimal says:

    Speaking of Microsoft Edge browser what do you like about it versus other browsers? Does it indeed have an “edge”?

  18. john smith says:

    Considering they probably want to promote Bing or Internet Explorer with their Windows products.

  19. karan says:

    Hmm , i guess this way google is trying cover all the area of search last year also google pays apple $ 1 billion for keeping google as iPhones default browser.

    Anyway let’s see what happened?

  20. Tedrichie says:

    It can be annoyed when use other than google search engine. Nowadays, there’s a lot of search engine but no one can beat the cleanliness and how google search what we want. Hopefully yahoo can go par with google one day.

  21. Susheel karam says:

    Hi chandra,

    Its always a pain to customize microsoft products.
    And Edge browser is not that improved from Internet explorer, except design.

    I had to spent hours wondering how to change search engine, when i first got windows 10.

    Cheers

  22. Tauseef Alam says:

    I was trying to make Google as default search engine on Microsoft Edge browser from past 1 hour but couldn’t do so. Finally your post did the magic done for me. Thanks for your tips.

  23. samantaray says:

    Microsoft’s new Edge browser uses Bing as its default search engine, but there’s a good chance you prefer Google or another search engine. Edge can use any search engine that supports OpenSearch as its default.

  24. Ajay says:

    Hi,

    I always wanted to make Google my default browser, Thank you so much.

  25. Aracome says:

    Useful post with screenshot for the google search users. After to set google is default browser, the browser is working fine?

  26. Cartuchos Nuevos says:

    Nice post. I was trying to change home page but didn’t how to change, but this article helped me a lot. Muchas gracias, felicidades por el Blog !

  27. rahul says:

    google is always my default search engine and for the most of the people. how many are using Microsoft edge browser??

  28. D D Bhatti says:

    Nice post. It helped me a lot.
    Thanks

  29. Ashish says:

    Hi there,
    Although I like Bing but Chrome is hungry for memory and when you are using it on battery only mode than it gonna drain battery like swoop.
    I switched to Microsoft Edge, It is pretty fast and handle everything with ease. Great article.
    Thanks

  30. Ryan Smith says:

    I mostly use Google chrome as Google comes default installed as search engine in it but that for the tip though if at some point of time I am using edge in my new laptop which does not have Chrome.

  31. Tarun Rawat says:

    Hello,

    Now finally i can set default google chrome in windows 10.

    Thank’s bro

  32. Neng says:

    Windows 10 is a dramatic improvement over 8x and so far I haven’t had much to complain about, except the search. So, the first thing I always do is change the default search engine to Google. Thanks!

  33. Pragati Udyog says:

    yeah, Thank you for sharing such a valuable information. I have always confused while setting up the google as the default web browser.

  34. Ben says:

    This is really very important cos all those Bing searches are very frustrating sometimes.

  35. Atul Mandal says:

    Thanks for this helpful tips. Microsoft edge browser is new for me. this tips are working for me. Thanks.

  36. Shailesh chaudhary says:

    Thanks for this Information . But i have question related to google default search. Sir actually I Set Google as a default o google chrome. But why Automatic Yahoo Set Chrome default browser .

  37. Nikhil Kumar says:

    Hi,

    Many people are confusing in this how to set default Google. You have explain very well.
    keep on sharing such article

  38. Samantha Linhart says:

    Finally! The Edge browser bar can be a nightmare at times. Thank you for this!

  39. Connectfirms says:

    Thank you, I always prefer google search engine instead of yahoo

  40. indiainolvidable says:

    All you need to do is visit the search engine’s website — that’s it. If you want to install Google, visit Google’s homepage. For DuckDuckGo, visit DuckDuckGo’s homepage. Not every search engine supports OpenSearch yet, but we expect search engines will add support for this very quickly.

  41. Rahul Arya says:

    Good one..
    Is there any way to remove the search engines which are loaded on browsers by some downloads; they are either not visible in settings?

  42. balakrishna says:

    Great post, although I would also note that adding word verification to your comments might backfire. I understand wanting to cut down on spam, but it also adds another barrier for the commenter, and I think it’s more beneficial to make commenting as easy as possible. I would recommend starting without it, and if you find you have a large spam problem, adding it in later. But I’ve been on Blogger for over a year at my current blog, and even without word verification have only gotten a handful of spam all caught by Blogger’s filters

  43. gopinaik says:

    Thank you sir for your valuable information how to make google is default search engine. There are many new things to learn, keep updating new and useful posts like this.

    Thank you.

  44. Mohamed Javith says:

    Great, Its very helpful tips to me. I learned a lot from this article. Thanks for sharing this article with us

  45. clara daniel says:

    hello,

    Very informative post, I was trying to change home page but didn’t how to change, but this article helped me a lot.

    Thanks for sharing.

  46. Ryan Smith says:

    Its better to use chrome than trying to change it. Chrome is better than Microsoft edge.

  47. balakrishna says:

    Thanks for sharing important point with us. Now i can make my google chrome as default search in windows 7

  48. SPOTO says:

    Yes I am provided a large number of choices which can be added, like Git Hub or Google or Wikipedia

  49. Kunu KD says:

    Thanks for these helpful tips. Microsoft Edge browser is new for me. this tips are working for me. Very nice and informative article

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