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 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
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

1.97M reviews
Cody Steinhardt
May 27, 2024
It works really well with most sites and the ad block is awesome! One site had a pop up telling me to white-list them but I clicked off to the side and the pop up went away. The fire button to remove all tabs and data is pretty dope too. The search takes a bit more work than the other one, but it's still about the exact same. And I get more results that aren't sponsored, so you see a wider variety of results.
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Daniel Walden
June 1, 2024
I love that it's not a search engine that acts as a gatekeeper to what they feel you should know, like goggle does. It's really improved and is fast and has all the same sites as the other one, without the super annoying pop ups to get with every single search query. I can actually look up a recipe and not be bombarded with endless ads that are hard to not click on. I hope that it stays this way.
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Frank V
March 26, 2024
Fantastic browser that loads pages faster (assuming it's due to stopping all of the advertising being stopped from loading). Zero bugs that I've experienced. I have one request for a built in "video casting to TV " option. The built-in YouTube player is great, but if the "cast to TV" thing is not possible to implement due to security issues, performance impacts, etc I can live without it. Awesome browser!
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What's new

What's new:
With Sync & Backup enabled, you'll now see more helpful confirmation details when deleting passwords.
As usual we also included some bug fixes and improvements.