The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser is set to available to public next year, on January 15, 2020, while the browser comes with Bing as the default search engine in regular and private browsing modes, irrespective of Search engine you set as default, Microsoft has integrated Bing’s InPrivate Search into Microsoft Edge browser InPrivate Window. The feature once available to a few via Controlled Feature Roll-outs is now available to all in Edge Dev and Canary channels.
UPDATE April 17, 2020: Bing InPrivate Search is now available in Microsoft Edge 81, open a new InPrivate window from the ellipsis menu to notice it. Don’t forget to check, what’s new in Edge 81 here.
Bing’s InPrivate Search in New Microsoft Edge InPrivate Window
If you now open a InPrivate Window in the latest Canary or Dev version of new Edge browser, you’ll notice a search box at the center similar to Firefox‘s with “InPrivate Search with Microsoft Bing” text. The Private browing page has been redesigned to explain what InPrivate browsing does and InPrivate browsing doesn’t.
Microsoft makes some claims that “while browsing InPrivate, the websites you’ve visited are never used for product improvement and are not associated with your Microsoft account”.
When you’re browsing in InPrivate, new Edge prevents you from logging into Bing search and you won’t see account picutre or login button either. The automatic signing into Bing feature also has been disabled in InPrivate browsing when you use Microsoft InPrivate Search feature.
Like any other browser, your browser history will be cleared when you close Private window. Any account or device identifiable information will be removed before sending search query to Microsoft servers for displaying search results to users.
Including to Standard Tracking Prevention enabled by default in regular and Private browsing modes, new Edge additionally allows to use Strict Tracking Prevention in latter.