DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

4.6
1.68M reviews
10M+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Tired of being tracked online? We can help.

DuckDuckGo is the all-in-one privacy app that helps protect your online activities. With one download you get a new everyday browser that offers seamless protections from most third-party trackers while you search and browse, and access to tracking protection when receiving email and using other apps on your device. With DuckDuckGo, privacy can be your default.

Search Privately — DuckDuckGo Private Search comes built-in so you can search the web without being tracked.

Block Tracking Cookies — prevent most 3rd-party cookies from tracking you as you browse from site to site.

Escape Website Trackers Before They Load —We automatically stop most hidden trackers (3rd-party scripts) from loading, which prevents companies from collecting and using any personal data from these trackers. Our cutting-edge tracker blocking technology – called 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection – goes above and beyond what you get in most popular browsers by default.

Automatically Enforce Encryption — Smarter Encryption forces many sites you visit in DuckDuckGo to use an encrypted (HTTPS) connection where available, protecting your data from prying eyes.

Block Email Trackers (Beta) — 70% of emails track you as soon as you open them. Enabling Email Protection is the easy way to block most email trackers and hide your address without switching services. Join the private waitlist for the free beta version through the app settings menu.

Protect Your Privacy in Other Apps (Beta) — Block most hidden app trackers in other apps day or night and prevent third-party companies from invading your privacy with App Tracking Protection. See notes and links below for more information. Join the private waitlist for the free beta version through the app settings menu.

The DuckDuckGo app has the browsing features you expect, like tabs and bookmarks, plus privacy controls you’ll love. Taking control of your privacy doesn't have to mean making tradeoffs.

Tap Fire Button, Burn Data — Clear your tabs and browsing data with one tap of the Fire Button.

Signal Your Privacy Preference with GPC — Built into the app, Global Privacy Control (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 Tracking Protections at https://help.duckduckgo.com/duckduckgo-help-pages/privacy/web-tracking-protections/

You don't need to wait to take back your privacy. Join the millions of people using DuckDuckGo and protect many of your everyday online activities with one app. It's privacy, simplified. 


About Us: https://duckduckgo.com/about
How It Works: https://duckduckgo.com/app
Privacy Newsletter: https://duckduckgo.com/newsletter
Privacy Policy: https://duckduckgo.com/privacy
Open Source: https://github.com/duckduckgo/android
Updated on
Aug 9, 2022

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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4.6
1.68M reviews
Luke Kachelein
August 13, 2022
This is a great browser, the only complaint I have is the same I have with most others: it tries to reload a page after you have navigated back to the browser from another task. This is frustrating because sometimes you lose data and really need to refer to the page you just had up, but find that it had been unnecessarily deleted. Maybe make it so that if the page takes up less than some memory threshold, you can just put it in storage until you, the user, navigate away from it.
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Larry Gilmore
August 6, 2022
The interface is clean, but... Boolean characters do not function. I can no longer download images locally on an Android 8 phone. I can only "share" them. Microsoft can track browsing. Even the storage footprint for the app itself is growing enormously. After a session surfing, the app had 300 MB of cache. The app itself has grown from 73MB to 85MB. Sadly, it is no longer my go-to, default browser.
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Stephen Ritchey
August 10, 2022
Extremely slow to load pages IF it even will load a page. Happens frequently, page will hang. Second time I've tried this app. It's just plain slow. So again, deleting the app. Would be nice if it didn't lag. Maybe something to do with CSS. Sometimes I'll see the page fully load for 1/4 of a second then totally change as if some of the CSS was dumped. Idk. Like the privacy with DDG, just don't want to sit for a minute for a page to load, IF it even will.
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What's new

We've expanded our 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection to block more tracking requests.
We also updated the Privacy Dashboard — you can now see additional information about which 3rd-party requests were blocked from loading, which other 3rd-party requests loaded, and the reasons for both when available. 

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