Microsoft tweaks InPrivate privacy browser for new Edge browser

The new Microsoft Edge browser based on the Chromium kernel has just been adjusted for the InPrivate Privacy Browsing interface. Users can now see the newly added Bing Search box in the middle. This feature is currently being rolled out to Insider testers in the Dev and Canary channels. Screenshots from Reddit user Leo show that the new Microsoft Edge browser’s privacy interface, and Mozilla Firefox’s privacy window, are still quite similar.

Microsoft tweaks InPrivate privacy browser for new Edge browser

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The difference is that the Firefox Private browser puts Google Search in the middle, while Microsoft puts its own Bing search in the middle of the InPrivate Private browsing interface in the new Edge browser.

Plus, the search box for the Firefox Private Privacy window is really just a set-up. When the user starts typing, it automatically jumps to the multi-function address bar.

From the screenshots alone, we can’t tell if the search box between the new Edge browser InPrivate Privacy Browsing window is real, but it can at least give us some future design insights.

Microsoft tweaks InPrivate privacy browser for new Edge browser

As detailed at the bottom of the page, the Edge browser in InPrivate mode rejects the user’s account or device’s identifiable information when retrieved and then sends the data to the server side. Microsoft promises not to provide Bing users with personalized search content based on this.

Searches performed in private mode will never be saved to Bing Search and search suggestions, the company said. However, the page comment says it will still provide the results of the search for the user’s region based on the IP address.

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