Enable Microsoft Search in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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The most recent Microsoft Edge Chromium build adds Microsoft Search to the search options of the browser. The feature is available starting in build of the browser, and can be quickly enabled with a flag.

As you may already know, Microsoft Edge, the default web browser of Windows 10, is moving to a Chromium-compatible web engine in the Desktop version. Microsoft explains that the intention behind this move is to create better web compatibility for customers and less fragmentation for web developers. Microsoft has already made a number of contributions to the Chromium project, helping to port the project to Windows on ARM. The company promises to contribute more to the Chromium project.

Microsoft Search is a new organizational search experience that will be available inside Office apps, Bing.com and Windows. It allows finding various documents and data from both inside and outside the organization without leaving the flow of work. The feature can be already used on Bing.com and to Office.com. Starting in Edge Build Canary, it can be enabled in the browser with a flag. Here's how.

To enable Microsoft Search in Microsoft Edge Chromium,

  1. Update your Edge Canary to version This should be done automatically on your computer.
  2. Run Microsoft Edge Chromium.
  3. Type the following in the address bar: edge://flags/#edge-omnibox-msb.
  4. Enable the flag MSB Provider. Switch it from Default to Enabled.
  5. Relaunch the browser when prompted.
  6. Make Bing your default search engine in Settings > Privacy and Services >  Address Bar (or type edge://settings/search in the address bar).
  7. Now, try to search for something.

At the moment of this writing, Edge versions are as follows:

The browser installs updates automatically. Also, you can manually check for updates by visiting the menu Help > About Microsoft Edge. Finally, you can grab the Edge installer from the following page:

Download Microsoft Edge Preview

I have covered many Edge tricks and features in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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