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
Feb 8, 2023

Data safety

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No data shared with third parties
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1.83M reviews
Jeff Seeley
January 24, 2023
Most pages work well enough. Some features are out of sync with the desktop version. Namely, I can't find the settings for enabling embedded Twitter. I'm also annoyed that I can't find how to disable the recently added news feed. They shouldn't be tracking me well enough to give me news recommendations in the first place. Might be time to look for a new browser.
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February 6, 2023
Hi, thanks for your review – we appreciate the feedback! We can reassure you that we don't track you, and the news model should only show up on searches where there is recent, relevant news coverage. To see embedded tweets, you can disable the privacy protections on that page.
Rob Sutherlin
February 1, 2023
This app has changed it all for me, especially for social media. I don't see ads targeting things I was looking up online, it stops background trackers, and has an easy cache clear. I have seen a few compatibility issues, but that is to be expected with sites that rely on various tracking mechanisms that DDG blocks. It's a 10/10. Better than Cats!
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Master of Muppets
February 2, 2023
Does not stop pop ups! Cannot click on anything on a page without it sending me to questionable sites and pages. Pop up ads start exploding onto the screen and you can't back out. You have to clear the page and start over. And this happens big time while simply trying to search for a site. Frustrating to the point that I just close the app and go to a different search engine. Not impressed at all with DDG these days.
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February 6, 2023
Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate it!

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