How to Remove Bing Chat Copilot Button in Microsoft Edge

Thanks, but I can fly solo.

Key Takeaways

  • To remove the Copilot button in Edge, go to Settings > Sidebar > Copilot and toggle off the “Show Copilot” option.

As promised, Microsoft added the new Bing AI Chat to Edge. The Bing Chat “Copilot” icon lives in the top right corner of the Edge browser window, and Microsoft annoyingly made it present by default. We’ll show you how to turn it off.

The Bing AI Chat button was added to Microsoft Edge 111. The update included the new “Discover” sidebar as well, which Microsoft also refers to as “Copilot with Bing Chat.” The sidebar and Copilot can now be easily turned off—that wasn’t the case at first.

How to Remove the Bing Chat Copilot Button in Edge

The Copilot button can be removed from Edge by going to Settings > Sidebar > Copilot. Here’s what that looks like:

First, click the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner and go to “Settings.”

Microsoft Edge menu.

Next, go to the “Sidebar” section.

Edge Sidebar menu.

Under the “App Specific Settings” section, select “Copilot.”

Copilot in Edge settings.

Simple toggle off “Show Copilot” and the button will disappear! If you don’t see this option, be sure to update Microsoft Edge.

Turn off the Show Copilot

Microsoft has added a lot of features to Edge over time, and it’s become a bit bloated. Not allowing people to choose whether they want features or not is another step in the wrong direction.


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