DuckDuckGo Private Browser

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About this app

The DuckDuckGo app provides the most comprehensive online privacy protection with the push of a button. With one free download, you get an everyday private Internet browser that offers seamless protection while you search and browse, and access to tracking protection for emails you receive and apps you use. Many of these protections are not offered in most popular web browsers by default.
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 (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. 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.
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 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
Updated on
May 26, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

1.79M reviews
Bev Plested
May 29, 2023
So much to like about this app! I'd give it 9 out of 10 stars if that were possible - have made it my default browser in all of my devices. I like the privacy features and the tracking blocker so much! The ONE thing that is bothersome is the lack of the talk-to-text feature that is very important to me - especially when traveling or in a brightly lit place (outside in the sun!) where I can't see my screen.
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Don Kerns
May 31, 2023
The app tracking block is phenomenal! Install it and turn on app tracking block and come back in a day or two. You will see thousands of tracking attempts blocked per app, a real eye opener. However it really should incorporate a real vpn. I also wish it would explain *exactly* why a block is turned off by default for an app due to a known issue. It may be I can live with the issue and would be ok with it turned on. As it is I have to trial and error to see if I can identify the issue myself.
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Frank Wojtczak
May 21, 2023
It seems like a nice browser. I like their goal for privacy. I just wish they were a bit more focused on "Quality of Life" features. For example, when you long-press a picture, you simply get the option to "Open in background tab" or "Download". But you have no option to rename the file. I also have NO idea where it put it. Most browsers download *ALL* to the DOWNLOAD folder, not DuckDuckGo. Why?
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May 26, 2023
Thanks for the feedback! Pictures saved by this method will be saved to your Images folder and appear in your photo app (e.g. Gallery on Samsung devices). We'll look into ways to make this clearer.

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