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 online without being tracked. 

Block Most Trackers Before They Load: Our 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection exceeds what most popular browsers offer by default. 

Enable Built-in Email Protection: Block most email trackers and hide your existing email address with addresses.  

Automatically Enforce Encryption: Shield your data from network and Wi-Fi snoopers by forcing many sites to use an HTTPS connection. 

Protect Your Privacy in Other Apps: Block most hidden app trackers in other apps day or night, and prevent 3rd-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: Make it harder for companies to create a unique identifier for you by blocking attempts to combine info about your browser and device. 

We feature many protections not available on most browsers, even in private browsing mode, including protection from link tracking, AMP tracking, and more.

Clear your tabs and browsing data in a flash with the Fire Button.

Banish cookie pop-ups and automatically set your preferences to minimize cookies and maximize privacy.

Signal Your Privacy Preference with Global Privacy Control (GPC) built into our app. GPC intends to help you express your opt-out rights automatically by telling websites not to sell or share your personal info. Whether it can be used to enforce your legal rights depends on the laws in your jurisdiction.

Subscribe to Privacy Pro for:  
Our VPN: Secure your connection on up to 5 devices.    
Personal Information Removal: Find and remove personal info from sites that store and sell it (access on desktop).  
Identity Theft Restoration: If your identity is stolen, we’ll help restore it.  
Privacy Pro Pricing & Terms  

Payment will be charged automatically to your Google Account until you cancel, which you can do in app settings. You have the option to provide an email address to activate your subscription on other devices, and we will only use that email address to verify your subscription. For terms of service and privacy policy, visit

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.  

Read more about our free Tracking Protections at
Privacy Policy: 
Terms of Service:
Updated on
Jun 18, 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
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.98M reviews
Deeɑne Nօrwօօd (D.M.G.)
June 21, 2024
All of a sudden after months of useful usage and great experience with the app.. it will no longer open. Starts to then just go back to where you were... phone's homepage, Play Store. I've uninstalled and reinstalled. Updated. Restarted my phone. Doesn't even give me a pop-up with an error or explanation. It's too bad because I enjoyed this browser and had it as my default. Now I have no choice but to Uninstall it permanetly.
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Zone Heart
June 17, 2024
Doesn't block ads in YouTube (super frustrating, please fix if possible), no video/audio background play for YouTube (INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING, absolutely fix), and no Picture-in-Picture mode (absolutely fix). Really annoying. There are just too many things I HATE about this app. But it's decent if you're able to look passed my list of gripes.
9 people found this review helpful
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Barry Roode
June 11, 2024
The app is not as good as it used to be. For example if I search 'science' it says there are no results under NEWS. Often if I search under NEWS (eg. Putin, or Canada, etc), most of the results will be on the MSN app instead of the original site. A Newsweek post will be Newsweek on MSN rather than the Newsweek site and to view it I need the Microsoft Start app. Very frustrating. There seems no way to block it from showing 'on MSN' results.
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What's new

What's new:
Bug fixes and other improvements