How to Remove the Bing “Discover” Button from Microsoft Edge

By | March 19, 2023
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How to Remove the Bing “Discover” Button from Microsoft Edge

Microsoft, in its infinite wisdom, has decided that everyone needs easy access to artificial intelligence. AI is now built-in into Windows 11 and into Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 and Windows 11. Whether you’re using Windows 10 or Windows 11, if you’ve updated recently, and you use Microsoft Edge, you’ve noticed a Bing button near the top-right corner. Microsoft calls it the Discover button.

Edge Bing Discover Button - Cloudeight

The Bing Discover Button has a sidebar, see?

The Bing Button in Edge - Cloudeight

If you click on the Bing button you’ll be asked if you want to access Microsoft’s version of ChatGPT and if you agree you can type questions or ask the Chatbot questions at the bottom where it says “Ask me anything” (see the screenshot below).

Microsoft Bing Chatbot - Cloudeight

If you like all of the above, that’s great! You’re all set. If you don’t, we’re going to show you two ways to get rid of it. The hard way and the easy way.

The Hard Way
The hard way first. We are showing you this because you can learn a lot about your computer this way. And we are showing you this to save you a lot of time because if you look up how to remove the Bing Discover Button from Edge you’ll either find similar instructions for editing the Windows registry or worse, instructions that do not work:
Caution – The hard way requires editing the registry and if you have been with us for a while you know we seldom recommend editing the registry. If you choose this method, make sure you set a restore point before beginning the registry editing.  To create a restore point, type CREATE RESTORE POINT in the taskbar search. After you do that, follow the instructions below:
Type REGEDIT in the taskbar search and press Enter when you see Registry Editor appear
Open the registry editor and Next, and find the following on the left side.
Right-click on a blank space in the “Microsoft” folder and click New > Key. Name the subfolder “Edge” (no quotes).
Right-click on the “Edge” subfolder you created, and select New > DWORD. Name it “HubsSidebarEnabled” (no quotes).
Now, right-click on “HubsSidebarEnabled” and select “Modify.” Make sure that the Value data is set to “0” — and then click “OK.”
No Bing Button - Cloudeight
Final step…
Open Edge and enter edge://policy in the address bar and press Enter.
Click on “Reload policies”. The Bing button & sidebar will be gone from Edge.
If you change your mind and later decide you want the Bing Discover Button back, you’ll need to use the Registry Editor to navigate to
and right-click on “HubsSidebarEnabled” then click “Modify” and change the Value data to “1”. Then pen Edge and enter edge://policy in the address bar and press Enter and click on “Reload policies” and the Bing Discover Button and sidebar will be back.
The Easy Way
Download this reg file we created to edit the registry for you automatically. Once you download it, unzip it, double-click on the NoBingButton.reg file, and click yes to all 3 warnings. After running the registry file, you’ll need to restart Microsoft Edge to see the changes.
Note: Windows 11 users can still access Microsoft’s version of ChatGPT AI from the taskbar search

12 thoughts on “How to Remove the Bing “Discover” Button from Microsoft Edge

  1. Beverly

    You made the removal simple. I don’t want buttons I don’t use. Thanks so much!

  2. Harry

    Thank you so much on how to get rid of the Bing Discover button on Edge. What would I do without you two “Mines of Information?” Almost twenty years of being a member and you are without question the very best. Thank you again; Harry


    Tried to remove bing by register last week on 3 windows 10 pro and one home, made zero difference.

    1. infoave Post author

      I’ve used reg edit to remove it on four computers. I’ve also reenabled the Discover button by changing value data to 1 in the registry key. I’ve also used the reg file we offer for download to remove the discover button.So, all I can tell you is that it works if you did it correctly.

      Since you’re using Windows 10 Pro, you can use the Policy Editor.

      To remove the Discover button from Microsoft Edge using the Policy Editor on Windows 10 Pro, follow these steps:

      * Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
      * Type “gpedit.msc” in the Run dialog box and press Enter to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
      * In the Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the following path: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge
      * In the right-hand pane, scroll down and locate the policy named “Hide the ‘Discover’ button on the Microsoft Edge toolbar.”
      * Double-click on the policy to open its properties.
      * Select the “Enabled” option to turn on the policy.
      * Click the “OK” button to save the changes.

      Once you’ve completed these steps, the Discover button should no longer appear on the toolbar in Microsoft Edge. Note: You may have to restart Microsoft Edge (or your computer) before the changes take effect.

  4. D.

    I went through the registry as instructed with no problems. I will save this in case of future update changes. To me, it was like someone said, that “B” button was like a digital landmine.

    I just keep Edge updated, and that is a job unto itself seems like.

    Thanks for the instructions…D.

    1. D.

      This was done on Windows 11. Should not make any difference. I did restart…D

      1. infoave Post author

        Whether you use Windows 10 or Windows 11 the registry edits are exactly the same.

  5. Sandy E

    Wholly cats. Wow, that was SUPER easy. You people are awesome. AWESOME!! Thank you.

  6. Albert Kirsch

    Click the bing button and at the bottom click ” auto-hide sidebar”. Doesn’t remove it but keeps it from distracting.

    1. infoave Post author

      The article is primarily about getting the big button off the Edge toolbar. Hiding the sidebar doesn’t remove the button that everyone is writing to us about and it does not remove the discover button’s functionality. The tip we wrote removes the button and the sidebar…not just hides it.

      The question we keep getting (and we’re always glad to get questions) is “How can I get rid of that Bing button?”.I just wanted to point out that distinction. If you’re happy with hiding the sidebar and leaving the button that’s great – maybe others feel the same way.

  7. Annabelle Lee

    So happy you addressed this new Edge browser update addition that I surely didn’t need. I followed your easy removal instructions and was surprised how quickly it removed the Bing with that annoying side bar distraction.
    Thank you for all your knowledge and appreciate your helpful tips. Don’t know how you have time to do all you do for us….let alone take your walks you were telling about in the Daylight saving article !!!


    YAY! Hated that thing!!! Thank you so much!!! As always, you guys are the bestest of the best!!!


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