Browsers and Mail Enable or Disable Allow Microsoft to access page content for Microsoft Edge Copilot

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This tutorial will show you how to to turn on or off "Allow Microsoft to access page content" for Copilot in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

The Microsoft Edge web browser is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. With speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features.

You can turn on or off the Allow Microsoft to access page content setting in Edge for sending your browsing data to Microsoft to make AI-generated answers and suggestions more relevant on Copilot.

When using Copilot in Edge, you can use browsing context to answer questions.

Based on the your prompt and consent to share data with Microsoft, Microsoft Edge may send relevant data to Copilot. For questions that don't need browsing context, such as 'Help me plan a trip to Manhattan,' Edge shares the URL, page title, user's query, and previous conversation history to help Copilot answer their question effectively.

When you grant permission to share page information, Microsoft Edge sends Copilot the browsing context of a given session, the user's prompt, and previous conversation history. This information helps Copilot to generate a meaningful response.


Here's How:

1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Click/tap on the Setting and more (Alt+F) 3 dots button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)


3 Click/tap on Sidebar in the left pane, and click/tap on Copilot under "App specific settings" under "App and notification settings". (see screenshot below)

If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.


4 Turn on or off (default) Allow Microsoft to access page content for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Allow Microsoft to access page content will be grayed out if Show Copilot is turned off.


5 You can now close the Settings tab if you like.

That's it,
Shawn Brink



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