How to enable extensions in InPrivate browsing mode in Edge

If you have been using Microsoft Edge regularly, you might have missed one feature. There was no option to use installed extensions InPrivate Mode or Incognito Mode in Microsoft Edge. However, if you have installed Windows 10 v1803, you will find that you can enable browser extensions in InPrivate mode in Edge without using any Registry trick.

Enable extensions in InPrivate mode in Edge

Microsoft Edge has several extensions like LastPass, Evernote Web Clipper, etc. People need some extensions such as LastPass to work in InPrivate mode as well. For example, you want to enter a saved password, but you are browsing in Private mode in Microsoft Edge. At such times, you need to open the LastPass vault and copy the username and password.

Instead of that, you can enable extensions in private mode of Microsoft Edge with the help of this tutorial. Microsoft recently added one option to allow such a thing on Edge.

If the extension is already installed, go to the second step. Otherwise, install the extension that you want to use in InPrivate mode.

Following that, open the Extension management panel by clicking Options > Extensions. Then, click the Settings gear icon of an extension.

How to enable extensions in InPrivate mode in Edge

On the next page, you should find an option called Allow for InPrivate browsing. You need to select the corresponding checkbox.

Enable extensions in InPrivate mode in Edge

That’s all! Now you will find that extension in the InPrivate browser window as well.

Hope you find this small tip useful!

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