Installing Our Extension
- DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension: Changes your browser search engine to DuckDuckGo Search, along with other privacy benefits such as tracker blocking and encrypted website connections (where possible). Learn more about our Web Tracking Protections.
Changing Your Search Engine to DuckDuckGo
Click here for instructions on how to change the default search engine in Chrome.
Making DuckDuckGo the Homepage
Click here for instructions on how to change your homepage in Chrome.
However, please know that if you just use the search engine, we cannot offer our web tracking protections when you visit other web sites. To get that protection, you need to use our extension or browser. Our free web browser is available for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows . It comes with seamless privacy protection built-in, including private search, tracker blocking, increased encryption, email protection, and more.
Prior versions on GitHub.