Microsoft backtracks on plans to force Chrome default search to Bing

Microsoft is backtracking on its original plans to force the Chrome default search engine over to Bing using the company’s Office 365 installer. Microsoft was planning to include a new Chrome extension with its Office 365 ProPlus installer, used by businesses, that would switch Chrome’s default search engine to Bing. The software giant originally announced its plans last month, and IT admins weren’t happy.

“We heard that customers don’t want Office 365 ProPlus to change search defaults without an opt-in, and they need a way to govern these changes on unmanaged devices,” explains a support note from Microsoft’s Office 365 team. Based on the feedback, Microsoft will no longer bundle its Microsoft Search Chrome extension with Office 365…

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