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Best Practices for Using Spell Check in a Browser

    The spell check feature in the language settings of both Chrome and Edge can have unintended consequences of exposing sensitive data to Google and Microsoft, respectively, when enabled. To ensure optimal security and privacy, we recommend adjusting your browser’s spell check settings or disabling browser spell check altogether.

    You can find additional information about our recommendation for these browser settings on the LastPass blog.

    How do I adjust my settings in Chrome?

    It is recommended to ensure the "Enhanced spell check" setting is disabled in the Chrome browser.

    Fastpath: Go to chrome://settings/languages→ Spell Check > Basic spell check.
    To change your spell check settings in Chrome, do the following:
    1. Select the Settings icon in the upper-right navigation.
    2. Select Settings from the menu.
    3. Select Languages in the left navigation.
    4. Under Spell check, select Basic spell check.

      Selecting Basic spell check in Chrome

      Troubleshooting: If desired, you can disable spell check altogether by toggling off the switch for the setting.

    Results: You have disabled the "Enhanced spell check" setting in Chrome.

    How do I adjust my settings in Edge?

    It is recommended that you disable spell check altogether in the Edge browser.

    Fastpath: Go to edge://settings/languages > Disable the Enable spellcheck setting (toggle off the switch).

    To disable the spell check feature in Edge, do the following:

    1. Select the Settings icon in the upper-right navigation.
    2. Select Settings from the menu.
    3. Select Languages in the left navigation.
    4. Disable the Enable spellcheck setting (toggle off the switch).

      Disabling spellcheck in Edge

    Results: You have disabled the spell check feature in Edge.