In our earlier post, we saw how you could remove the Send feedback button from the new Microsoft Edge browser. Likewise, you can also choose to hide or remove Share Button in Microsoft Edge Chromium.
Show or hide Share button in Edge browser
The latest version of the Edge browser, in addition to Collections and Feedback button, can show a ‘Share’ button. With this dedicated button in the Microsoft Edge browser, you can share a web page URL link via Microsoft Store app, or copy link to your clipboard. However, if you don’t find it that useful, you can remove it from the browser using any one of the three ways:
- Remove Share Button directly from the Toolbar
- Hide Share Button via Microsoft Edge Settings
- Remove Share Button from the Microsoft Edge Settings menu.
Let’s cover the above steps in a bit detail!
1] Remove Share Button directly from the Toolbar
Open Microsoft Edge.
There, adjacent to the URL field, look the ‘Share button’ in the toolbar. When found, click it and choose ‘Hide from toolbar’. (see screenshot below)
2] Hide Share Button via Microsoft Edge Settings
Launch Microsoft Edge browser
Go to ‘Settings and more’ option (visible as 3 horizontal dots) and select ‘Settings’
Now, when the ‘Settings’ section opens, click/tap on ‘Appearance’.
Just under ‘Customize Toolbar’ section, you’ll find ‘Show share button’ option.
The button is disabled by default. To enable it, simply toggle the switch to ‘On’ position.
3] Remove Share Button from Microsoft Edge Settings menu
Open Microsoft Edge and go to ‘Settings and more’ menu. Alternatively, you can press Alt+F key to go to the same option.
Now, right-click on ‘Share’, and select ‘Hide from toolbar’ or ‘Show in toolbar’ depending upon your preferences.
Earlier this feature was available only to Edge Insiders but with the rollout of the stable version of Edge, the feature is accessible to all Microsoft Edge users.