How to automatically delete Microsoft Edge browsing history on exit

Microsoft Edge may not come with loads of features but this is still fast loading, secure and a good solution for regular web browsers. Edge takes care of the users’ privacy very well. Having said that, you also need to do something more to get better privacy while using Microsoft Edge web browser on Windows 10 computer.

Whenever you browse the web, Windows 10 stores a copy of the web page on your computer in its Cache as well as saves the URL of the web page you visited n the form of Browsing History. The advantage of this function is you can check what you have browsed. The disadvantage of this feature is anybody can check which sites you visited. To solve that problem, there are two solutions. First, you can opt for Incognito Mode or Private Browsing mode or you can automatically make Edge browser clear or delete your browsing history on exit.

Delete Edge browsing history on exit

To do this, open Microsoft Edge browser, click on the three-dotted More button and go to Settings. Here, under Clear browsing data option, you will see Choose what to clear. Click on it.

On the next page, you can select the data you want to delete, every time Edge is closed. For instance, you can choose Browsing History, Cookies and saved website data, Cached data and files, Download history, Form data, Passwords. Clicking on the Show more link will display Media licenses, Pop-up exceptions, Location permissions, Full-screen permissions, and Notifications permissions options too.

Make your selection. Moving on, toggle the button that says Always clear this when I close the browser.

Delete Edge browsing history on exit

That’s it! To test it, you can close your browser and re-open it to check whether everything is deleted or not. Now, every time you shut your Edge browser, this data will be removed automatically.

If you use this solution, you need not use the Private browsing mode and keep using the normal mode. Also, you do not have to worry about deleting browsing data manually for privacy reasons.

Posted by on , in Category Edge with Tags
Sudip is a student who loves to engage with the latest technology & gadgets. Apart from writing about all things technology, he is a Photoshop junkie and a football enthusiast.