DuckDuckGo Private Browser

4.7
2.07M reviews
50M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

The DuckDuckGo browser provides the most comprehensive online privacy protection in one app. Unlike most popular browsers, it has powerful privacy protections by default, including our search engine that doesn’t track your history and over a dozen other built-in protections. Millions of people use DuckDuckGo as their go-to browser to protect their everyday online activities, from searching to browsing, emailing, and more.
 
FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS
Search Privately by Default – DuckDuckGo Private Search comes built-in, so you can easily search the web without being tracked.
 
Block Tracking Cookies While Browsing – Prevent most 3rd-party Internet cookies from tracking you as you browse online.
 
Escape Website Trackers Before They Load – Automatically stop most hidden trackers (3rd-party scripts) from loading, which prevents companies from collecting and using any personal data from these trackers. Stay secure with our cutting-edge tracker-blocking technology – 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection, which goes above and beyond what you get in most popular web browsers by default.
 
Automatically Enforce Encryption – Force many sites you visit to automatically use an encrypted (HTTPS) connection, which helps shield your data from Wi-Fi snoopers and network onlookers like your Internet provider.
 
Block Email Trackers (Beta) – Over 85% of emails sent to Duck Addresses (@duck.com) contain trackers that can detect when you’ve opened a message, where you were when you opened it, and what device you were using. Email Protection makes it easy to block most email trackers and hide your existing address when signing up for things online, all without switching email providers.
 
Protect Your Privacy in Other Apps – Block most hidden app trackers in other apps day or night, and prevent third-party companies from invading your privacy with App Tracking Protection. This feature uses a VPN connection, but is not a VPN. It works locally on your device and does not collect personal data.
 
Escape Fingerprinting – Help stop companies from creating a unique identifier for you by blocking their attempts to combine specific information about your web browser and device settings.
 
Block Tracking Cookies – Prevent most third-party cookies from tracking you as you browse online from website to website.
 
We feature many protections not available on most Internet browsers (even incognito browsers), including protection from link tracking, Google AMP tracking, and more.
 
EVERYDAY PRIVACY CONTROLS
Tap Fire Button, Burn Data – Clear your tabs and browsing data fast with our Fire Button.
 
Signal Your Privacy Preference with Global Privacy Control (GPC) – Built in to our app, GPC intends to help you express your opt-out rights automatically by telling websites not to sell or share your personal information. Whether it can be used to enforce your legal rights (for example, current or future CCPA, GDPR requirements) depends on the laws in your jurisdiction.
 
Note about our 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection following DuckDuckGo ad clicks: Our 3rd-Party Tracker Protection goes above and beyond what you get in most popular browsers by default, but we’re constantly working to make it more comprehensive. Currently, if an advertiser wants to detect conversions on their own website for our private DuckDuckGo search ads, our 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection will not stop bat.bing.com requests from loading on the advertiser’s website following DuckDuckGo ad clicks, but those requests are stopped in all other contexts. This is because DuckDuckGo private search advertising is in partnership with Microsoft. As part of that partnership, viewing ads on DuckDuckGo is anonymous and Microsoft has committed to not profile our users’ ad clicks.
 
Read more about this and our free Tracking Protections at https://help.duckduckgo.com/privacy/web-tracking-protections
Updated on
Feb 22, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Ratings and reviews

4.7
1.93M reviews
Kenneth Mayfield
February 25, 2024
This is by far The Best Browser I have used on my Android device. I no longer get all of those irritating, unwanted ads that cover content and don't have a close button! I would like to be able to use voice searches on this browser that are not on my menu, like Google. I am researching how to resolve this not included feature. So, I must use the Google Voice Search that I Do Not like temporarily, unfortunately. Nonetheless, I highly recommend this browser. It gives me more freedom. No ad wars!
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D'Artagnan Reigns
February 25, 2024
I would give this at 5 stars, except certain tabs just disappear out of nowhere. The back and forward commands don't work appropriately, sometimes when you go back it takes away the option for you to go forward. If you hit back it may even take you to a whole other tab, changing the previous tab creating a situation where you can't find where you just work. Browser history saves nothing, this app was great but it seems kind of buggy now.
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GetFacts notHype
February 2, 2024
Love its ability to block perpetrators using my installed apps to get in to my phone. There were 2x that tracking protection stopped, but regular search engine no problem. The 2 times it stopped I was alerted immediately so I could turn it back on with a simple slide button. Very happy with this software. It has blocked thousands of attempts and when you see how many and where they come from it's staggering. This rating is for my cell phone, although I do have DDG on my desktop as well. Thanks
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What's new

What's new in this release?
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