How to change the default search engine in Chrome and Edge

This tutorial will show you step by step how to change the default search engine in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge on a computer.

How to change the default search engine in Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Click on the menu button in the top right corner of your web browser. The menu button consists of three vertically aligned dots (⋮).

Google Chrome menu button

3. Click on Settings.

Open Google Chrome settings

4. Click on Search engine in the left menu or scroll down to the Search engine settings.

Google Chrome search engine settings

5. Click on the drop-down menu button and select a search engine from the list (e.g., DuckDuckGo, Bing, etc.).

Select a search engine in Google Chrome

6. You can add or edit search engines by clicking on Manage search engines.

Manage search engines in Google Chrome

Tip: If you want to add another search engine, like Startpage, you visit Startpage.com, and then Startpage will automatically appear in the search engines list. Some search engines, like Startpage and Ecosia, have a Add to Chrome button on their website.

7. Click the three-dot icon next to the search engine you want to edit and then click on Make default, Edit, or Remove from list.

Manage search engines in Google Chrome

8. You can click on the Add button to add a search engine that's not on the list.

Add search engine button in Google Chrome

How to change the default search engine in Microsoft Edge

1. Open Microsoft Edge.

2. Click on the menu button in the top right corner of your web browser. The menu button consists of three horizontally aligned dots (⋯).

Microsoft Edge menu button

3. Click on Settings.

Open Microsoft Edge settings

4. Click on Privacy, search, and services in the left menu.

Open privacy, search, and services settings in Microsoft Edge

5. Scroll down and click on Address bar and search.

Open address bar and search settings in Microsoft Edge

6. Click on the drop-down menu button and select a search engine from the list (e.g., DuckDuckGo, Bing, etc.).

Select a search engine in Microsoft Edge

7. You can add or edit search engines by clicking on Manage search engines.

Manage search engines in Microsoft Edge

Tip: If you want to add another search engine, like Startpage, you visit Startpage.com, and then Startpage will automatically appear in the search engines list. Some search engines, like Startpage and Ecosia, have a Add to Edge button on their website.

8. Click the three-dot icon next to the search engine you want to edit and then click on Make default, Edit, or Remove.

Manage search engines in Microsoft Edge

9. You can click on the Add button to add a search engine that's not on the list.

Add search engine button in Microsoft Edge

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