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
Nov 29, 2023

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1.89M reviews
November 5, 2023
Updated - 3 years later, it's the only web browser I use. It's taken a lot of understanding and getting used to, but with the updates they made, I'm satisfied with it. Great job! Really tested this app to see its capabilities. Good so far with some complaints. It doesn't block pop ups very well. Pop ups get through as another tab opened in the background. I haven't found a setting for that yet.
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December 1, 2023
Thanks for sticking with us! 🦆 We had some issues with pop-ups recently that should be fixed in the latest update. If you continue to see pop-ups, you can anonymously report them via the "Report broken site" option and we'll investigate.
Susanna F
November 12, 2023
Update: Since the November 2, 2023 update, the app no longer works. When I open it I either see a pure black screen or it closes. DuckDuckGo is my go to browser and I cannot wait until they have a PC version. if it really does what it says it does, not tracking us like the others,then this is an example of what all browsers should be. it can even give you the results that other browsers would have brought up. look it up!
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November 21, 2023
Hi Susanna, sorry to hear about this issue. Have you tried upgrading your app to the latest version? By the way, our web browser for Windows is now available in beta! You can download it here:
November 20, 2023
Overall the app works as well or better than any browser I have used in the past. Since the 11/13/23 update I have been getting pop up sticky videos on some of the web sites I visit. I have used these sites for many years without stickies so what has changed. DDG has always stopped all pop up and unwanted adds from interfering with my browsing, something has changed.
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