How to change to Bing search in Google Chrome


There are many reasons you might prefer to use Bing search over Google, like Microsoft Rewards, but equally, there's a strong case to use Google Chrome as your web browser.

Both Microsoft and Google would naturally prefer you to use the combination of their own browsers and search engines, but that's not how it has to be. If you want to swap, here's how to change Google for Bing as your Chrome search engine.

  1. Click on the three dots on the menu bar.
  2. Click settings.
  3. Scroll down to search engine.
  4. Select Bing from the drop-down box next to search engine used in the address bar.

Now, every time you use the address bar in Chrome to search for something you'll get a Bing search result instead of a Google one.

Naturally, the same steps can be used to sub in other search engines, too, and if you want to add one that isn't there already you can do so in the same area of the Chrome settings menu.

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  • google..? No thank you!
  • But why Chrome??? Uuugh
  • Thanks for adding some real depth to the conversation
  • Not a lot of love of google here, naturally. 😉
  • And yet it's the most used browser on Earth so, you know...
  • I guess it is...but not for your average MS fanboy aka readers/commenters @ Windows Central
  • You think it's odd that a site called "Windows Central" would have Microsoft fans that visit it?
  • Well, Ol' Nads does work terribly hard to encourage consumers over to Android and Apple to clear the decks for the new enterprise focus, so it is indeed quite odd to find MS fans on here desperately trying to use Windows. I suppose we're just bad customers who won't listen to Nads' words of wisdom. Even after that book of his. How can he possibly make a success of the company with us lot hanging around like a bad smell trying to buy Windows products all the time? You gotta feel for the guy.
  • Aren't you an editor on this site?
    If so, you need to be more professional. If not, I doubt if you'll be getting a job anywhere else in the future. Stop badgering your audience. They could choose to read elsewhere, instead of keeping your lights on.
    Under any circumstance, Jason Ward always maintains his demeanor. You should apologize.
  • Didn't you see Dan's post the other day doing the exact same thing? Must have got a record number of down votes. I think the atmosphere has shifted on here recently. The staff seem, to me, to have started to push the Nads message. Like Windows? Not an enterprise customer? Then bog off chummy, you ain't part of the plan. I may be wrong, but if that nice Mr Ward turns on us as well we know the WC days are gone. It's almost as heartbreaking as the MS divorce. I suppose this is what happens when a company pulls out of the consumer market piece by piece.
  • Lol....
    But, I don't think MS is pulling out of the consumer market. I think MS isn't good with having unsuccessful consumer products, so they pulled those products all at the same time. But, that has nothing to do with being done with the consumer market. It probably means just the opposite of that; preparing themselves for better consumer products in the future.
  • It must be frustrating as a Microsoft based journalist the past several years. It is not surprising even the most hardcore are starting to get salty. I know it has been that way as a fan. It is only a matter of time before they all go down the Thurrot path.
  • @rodneyej Fingers crossed! 🤞🏼
  • Been using Chrome as my main browser for some time, Edge has not given me a compelling reason to switch
  • Using Edge with Google search on my Galaxy S8, works great! Will try this set up on my SP3. 😊
  • I'd love to use edge... Only if it didn't refuse to open certain websites from my institution which Chrome/Opera have no problem opening.
  • Never use Chrome. It's slow, unsafe and uses way to much RAM.
  • Yeah but if I really wanna avoid the need to reset my pc from using these old busted win32 apps..?
  • Bing is just more pleasant to use than Google... For one, Bing isn't nowhere near as much an eye sore to look at than old school looking Google. Everything Google makes looks worlds less modern than anything MS designs..
  • Chrome is the new internet explorer: bloated, ignoring web standards and used most commonly by the ignorant masses.