DuckDuckGo Private Browser

4.7
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About this app

Privacy, simplified. One free super-charged app, multiple types of privacy protection.

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

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS
Search Privately by Default — DuckDuckGo Private Search comes built-in, so you can easily search the web without being tracked.

Block Tracking Cookies — prevent most 3rd-party cookies from tracking you as you browse from site to site.

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. Our cutting-edge tracker blocking technology – called 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection – goes above and beyond what you get in most popular 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 contained 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 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 browser and device settings.

Block Tracking Cookies — prevent most 3rd-party cookies from tracking you as you browse from site to site.

We also have many protections not available on most browsers including protection from link tracking, Google AMP tracking, and more.

EVERYDAY PRIVACY CONTROLS
Tap Fire Button, Burn Data — clear your tabs and browsing data with our Fire Button.

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 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 bat.bing.com 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 Tracking Protections at https://help.duckduckgo.com/privacy/web-tracking-protections/
Updated on
Nov 25, 2022

Data safety

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4.7
1.78M reviews
Abby
November 22, 2022
DuckDuckGo is simple and easy to use. According to it, it blocks many many trackers, and I would agree with most of it because my activity doesn't seem to be showing up on other sites' adverts. I believe it does report info to Microsoft, but am not positive . The only issue is that it is occasionally does not work well with sites I have to (I think more the site requirements than a browser issue?) sign into. For general browsing it is great!
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EnoughOfYourBS
November 13, 2022
This browser doesn't keep you "safe" or "private." I have used this app for a couple of years. Two problems: 1. The keyboard sometimes doesn't appear when you click on the search bar. 2. This app fails big time at "protecting you" simply because it doesn't have a dedicated ad blocker integrated with it like other private search browsers. Youtube ads pop up everytime, certain websites automatically redirect you to unusual websites, It doesn't obscure your IP address, the list goes on and on.
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Ray Parker
November 25, 2022
As a dedicated user of DuckDuckGo for several years, i was glad to see this browser exist. After using it exclusively for a week, it is fast, unobtrusive, and friendly, all the while making me feel safer. There are some small tweaks I am mulling over, but i have not been tempted to go back even once. Nov 2022 update: the addition of App Tracking makes this an absolutely indispensable tool.
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What's new

What's new in this release?
We've updated our privacy dashboard to make it easier for everyone to see who we caught trying to track you.

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