How to Turn Off News Feed on New Tab Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium
The latest Canary build of Microsoft Edge Chromium comes with a long awaited option to disable the news feed on the New Tab page. Starting in version 78.0.268.0, the news feed section on the new tab page supports three modes, and can be disabled completely.
The New Tab page in Microsoft Edge Chromium includes three pre-configured layouts, which come with a set of elements visible or hidden on the screen. The layouts are:
Also, there is a Custom option that allows enabling and disabling individual New Tab Page elements like quick links, image of the day, and configure news feeds.
For the news feeds, you can choose either one of the option:
- Content visible
- Feed headings only
- Only on scroll
The last option is what we are looking for.
To Turn Off News Feed on New Tab Page in Microsoft Edge,
- Update Microsoft Edge to the latest version available (see below).
- Open a new tab (Ctrl + T).
- Click on the gear icon button.
- Click on custom.
- Select Off from the Show feeds drop-down list.
You are done. The news feed is now removed from the New Tab Page in Microsoft Edge Chromium.
Prior to version 78.0.268.0, you could only choose 'On Scroll' and 'Always' for 'Show feeds' on the new tab page. Here is a screenshot of the previous version of the browser:
As you may already know, Microsoft is currently using three channels to deliver updates to Edge Insiders. The Canary channel receives updates daily (except Saturday and Sunday), the Dev channel is getting updates weekly, and the Beta channel is updated every 6 weeks. The stable channel is also on its way to users.
Actual Microsoft Edge Versions
The actual pre-release versions of Edge Chromium at the moment of this writing are as follows:
- Beta Channel: 188.8.131.52
- Dev Channel: 78.0.262.0 (see what's new in this version)
- Canary Channel: 78.0.268.0
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