Ecosia: Browse to plant trees.

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About this app

Like other search engines, we make money through ads, but we use 100% of our profits for the planet. The Ecosia community has already planted 200 million trees in over 35 countries.

With one download you can help tackle climate change while also protecting your privacy. Download the Ecosia app today to plant trees as you search — it’s completely free!

Ad blocker and fast browsing — The Ecosia app is based on Chromium and gives you an intuitive, fast and secure browsing experience with everything you need, including tabs, incognito mode, bookmarks, downloads and a built-in ad blocker. We also show a green leaf beside your results that are pro-environment, helping you make greener choices whilst you search.

Plant trees with your searches and be climate active every day — The Ecosia community is tackling climate change, protecting wildlife, and collaborating with local communities around the world, planting the right trees in the right places.

Protect your privacy — We don’t create a profile of you or track your location, we never sell your data to advertisers, and your searches are always SSL-encrypted. We want trees, not your data.

Carbon negative browser — Not only do the trees we plant absorb CO2, we also have our own solar plants. They don't just produce enough renewable energy to power all your searches, but twice as much! This means more renewables (and fewer fossil fuels) in the electricity grid.

Radical transparency — Our monthly financial reports disclose all of our projects so you can see exactly what our profits are going towards. We’re a not-for-profit tech company that dedicates 100% of its profits to climate action.

Get Ecosia today and be climate active every day


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Updated on
Apr 30, 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
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

170K reviews
John Collins
May 18, 2024
I want to recommend this to people I know, but the AI chat feature makes me hesitate. The exorbitant energy & water requirements of AI datacenters runs highly counter to Ecosia's mission, no? As for the tool itself, I'm skeptical. The Help Center page on the AI chat instructs you to fact-check the results. I don't think a search engine should be using a notoriously incorrect & misleading tool on its platform at all! It's sketchy at best, and using it comes with tangled ethics & copyright issues.
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Mugusta Bjeonklei
January 25, 2024
It's been great for the most part, but in the last week or two it's been freezing at random and when it does this my entire (brand new, Android 13) device is unresponsive; I just had to do a hard reboot to get control of my phone back. Idk if this has anything to do with Google trying to end all adblocking through Chrome and Chromium, or what. I've recently been seeing some ads too, even with a VPN and this browser.
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February 2, 2024
Thanks for your comment, we'd like to investigate this issue further and try to resolve it for you. Please reach out directly to our mobile support team by going to App Settings → About Ecosia → Feedback and one of the team will then be able to help! Let us know that you come from the Play Store!
A Google user
January 21, 2019
Had some quirks but after becoming familiar with how the browser works, I'll never go back. IE the back button sometimes freezes up the screen but this is easily remedied by exiting/closing a page properly; I think it might help me to not be so lazy while browsing lol Like the stacking incognito feature so I can go back to something I was working on. Love that I'm also helping put carbon back into the soil! 1-20-19 started crashing after closing the tab. Last few days major lag!
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What's new

- Improved ad filtering
- We updated the entire foundation of our app. This makes our browser faster, more stable and more secure.

We are always working hard to make Ecosia better for you. Send any questions or feedback to our team at, we love hearing from you!