DuckDuckGo Private Browser

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About this app

DuckDuckGo is a free browser that 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.
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 ( 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.
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.
Read more about our free Tracking Protections at
Updated on
Apr 11, 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

1.95M reviews
April 12, 2024
I love love love all the privacy options on this browser especially the app tracking protection. However, the read aloud feature is kinda lacking. I like using this feature to have the browser read articles and stories out loud while I'm doing other things. The options to do that on this browser is pretty basic. it would be great to be able to choose more voice and cadence options, similar to Edge. Add in an Ad blocking feature and this would be the perfect browser!
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A Google user
April 11, 2024
DuckDuckGo is great for the most part, I prefer it over all the other major web browsers. However, I have to on occasion, switch to Brave or Firefox when I run into annoying web page display issues on my GalaxyTab S6. Working great on my phone though, so far. (1 Year Later) This browser is getting more unreliable, often have to use Firefox because my email and other sites don't display correctly.
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Thomas Huff
April 12, 2024
The latest update introduced an annoying bug related to being able to swipe up to force close the app. As a supposed secure browser, it seems to stop most ads, but allows the ones that DuckDuckGo itself gets revenue from, you still encounter the likes of annoying floating video ads while trying to peruse supposedly tracker free content. This latest bug is a show stopper for me, and until its resolved, I'll switch back to FFF for now.
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What's new

What's new in this release?
Meet Privacy Pro — DuckDuckGo's new three-in-one subscription service, built directly into our Private Browser. Subscribers get the DuckDuckGo VPN, Personal Information Removal, and Identity Theft Restoration.

Privacy Pro is currently available to U.S. residents only, for $9.99/month or $99/year. Sign up today in the DuckDuckGo Private Browser for desktop or mobile. Learn more at