Microsoft Edge is a 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 the 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 Chromium browser clear or delete your browsing history on exit.
Delete Edge browsing history on exit
To make Edge Chromium browser clear or delete your browsing history on exit:
- Launch the Edge browser.
- Go to ‘Settings and more‘.
- Choose ‘Settings‘ > ‘Privacy and services‘.
- Choose what to clear every time you close the browser
- Select what to clear every time you close the browser
Lets us look at this in detail.
Launch Microsoft Edge browser.
Go to ‘Settings and more‘ menu, residing in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
Click the menu, select ‘Settings‘ option.
In the new window that opens, choose ‘Privacy and services‘.
In the right pane scroll down to ‘Clear browsing data‘ section.
Here, choose the second heading – ‘Choose what to clear every time you close the browser‘.
To delete or clear the browsing history of Edge on close, toggle the switch for ‘Browsing history‘ to ‘On’ position.
When enabled, the Edge browser will be configured to automatically delete Microsoft 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.