How to Turn OFF Side Search Feature in Google Chrome
How to Turn OFF Side Search Feature in Google Chrome

Starting with Chrome v107, Google has added a feature similar to the one available on Microsoft Edge which will allow users to redirect search to the sidebar. Once a user clicks on the option, the original search result page opens in the right sidebar. Do you want to disable the feature in the browser? If so, in this read, you will learn how to turn off the side search feature in Google Chrome.

How to Turn OFF Side Search Feature in Google Chrome?

For the unaware, when you open a page from the search result, the Chrome browser will show a google icon in the address bar. Once you tap on the google icon, the browser will open Google’s search page in the right panel or sidebar. The feature is enabled by default starting with Chrome version 107 but hopefully, you can disable it. In this article, we have added the steps by which you can turn off the side search feature in the browser.

Disable the Side Search Feature

Below are the steps by which you can disable the feature on your browser.

1. Open the Google Chrome browser on your system.

Chrome Flags

2. Type chrome://flags in the address box and search for side search. Alternatively, directly type chrome://flags/#side-search in the address bar.

Chrome Flags

3. Click on the drop-down menu next to Side Search and select Disabled.

Disable the Side Search Feature

4. Relaunch the browser to disable the feature.

5. If in case, you want to enable it in the future, just follow the same steps and select Enabled from the drop-down menu next to Side Search then relaunch the browser.

Disable the Side Search Feature

Note: Google has a tendency to remove flags so there’s a possibility that the company removes the flag to disable the side search feature on the future version of Chrome.

Conclusion

So, these are the steps by which you can turn on or off the side search feature on the Google Chrome browser. I hope you find this article helpful; if you did, share it with your friends and family.

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