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
Apr 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
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No data collected
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Ratings and reviews

1.95M reviews
April 12, 2024
I love love love all the privacy options on this browser especially the app tracking protection. However, the read aloud feature is kinda lacking. I like using this feature to have the browser read articles and stories out loud while I'm doing other things. The options to do that on this browser is pretty basic. it would be great to be able to choose more voice and cadence options, similar to Edge. Add in an Ad blocking feature and this would be the perfect browser!
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Isaac Chapman
April 2, 2024
It does a really great job at what it's designed for, to keep your info private. But hot dang does the search engine just SUCK. I'll search for reference images for a project, and a bunch of stuff that is RELATED to what I want will show up, but it will never show me exactly what I searched for. Move to Google, and DING. It gives me what I need, first time, everytime. It's mostly images I'm having a hard time with, searching for links works pretty well, but dang it gets annoying.
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April 14, 2024
Really thought it was a joke app, but it lets me do what I want. Minus on the app is that you can not hold and open separate tabs to be looked at later. I like to save videos and articles to absorb for later, but this app just jams you right to them. It's quite jarring when you are already engaged with your current video. It's close to being perfect but no cigar.
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What's new

What's new in this release?
Meet Privacy Pro — DuckDuckGo's new three-in-one subscription service, built directly into our Private Browser. Subscribers get the DuckDuckGo VPN, Personal Information Removal, and Identity Theft Restoration.

Privacy Pro is currently available to U.S. residents only, for $9.99/month or $99/year. Sign up today in the DuckDuckGo Private Browser for desktop or mobile. Learn more at