DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser APK

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DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser apk

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Download Version 5.85.0 (58500)
Apk Size13.38 MB
App DeveloperDuckDuckGo
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Install on Android5.0 and up

Download DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser 5.85.0 APK

App Description

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser is duckduckgo,mobile,android,tools, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.58 by 57 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit DuckDuckGo website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 5.85.0 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 301981+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Privacy, simplified. Protect your data as you search and browse the web. 

App ChangeLog

  • In this release we fixed some problems related to 3rd party authentication when signing in to sites.
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requires following permissions on your android device.

approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

install shortcuts
Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.


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Google Play Reviews

  1. Static Rainbow123-avatar

    Static Rainbow123


    This browser has been my favorite ever since I found it. However today, for some reason the app would not open. Touching the icon would open a black screen for half a second before closing itself. Tried clearing the cache, but that didn't do anything. So I uninstalled and reinstalled and while that did fix my problem, all my bookmarks and fireproofed sites are gone. I get that this may be because it doesn't collect data, but that still sucks. Still a good browser though.

  2. G Hammer-avatar

    G Hammer


    test An ok browser with potential, but it's currently not good enough to use as a main browser. I find myself having to go back to Chrome constantly when DDG can't handle simple operations. It's especially bad at downloading files, it simply can't do it most of the time eg. Apk files come up as random bin files for some reason. It also doesn't communicate with my printer software. It might be good in the future but right now it needs a lot of work.

  3. Ana Tobin-avatar

    Ana Tobin


    deutsch UPDATE: DuckDuckGo responded very quickly to my changed review and had gotten the problem fixed, then gave clear instructions on how to apply the fix! I still wish they would add the capability to re-arrange the order of my open tabs by dragging them, though. PREVIOUS: It was very good when I installed in January 2021, but lately it has been crashing, and this evening the app will not even open, even after I updated it.

  4. Big Rocket-avatar

    Big Rocket


    windows Edit: Now that I've used it more often, I can say the browser doesn't work well. Often, you need to scroll down to continue reading a webpage, but the vertical scroll bar does not work sometimes. Happens to various websites. Please fix. Original Review: Works well even for streaming video, bandwidth not a problem at all.

  5. Deal Dishing Mom-avatar

    Deal Dishing Mom


    windows 10 What happened to the app? Was it updated? It was working great for months now it's not. When I do a search a lot of times it just goes back to my homescreen and takes me off the page I was on. I keep getting pop up messages to asking about Amazon and saving my password when I try and go to any site too. I'm not sure why? Please fix this. I'm about to delete it.

  6. Amy Campanella-avatar

    Amy Campanella


    download Love this app, easy to use and great for preventing my browsing from being tracked. Only problem is, my phone has started to prevent me from using it recently. I have a Samsung Galaxy S10e, and now when I click on the icon, it starts to open, and then shuts down immediately. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

  7. Mindi Patterson-avatar

    Mindi Patterson


    for android The app is good, except after they did the update the app wouldn't open. I updated in the play store but the app still refused to open. I had to uninstall then reinstall. I'm bummed because I had some webpages opened that I wanted to look at later, but now they are gone...would have given 5 stars if it didn't keep crashing causing me to uninstall it.

  8. An actual Space potato-avatar

    An actual Space potato


    for mac An absolutely amazing app! It's easy to understand and keeps your information safe while on the web but the problem is that the app keeps shutting down after a while and I thought it was all the tabs I kept open but since it kept kicking me out I couldn't close the tabs so I deleted the app. When I re-download the app it once again keeps kicking me out please! Fix this bug! It's a great app and hope you will read this and fix the problem. Wait a second nevermind the app isn't the problem.

  9. Amber Williams-avatar

    Amber Williams


    app Like what it does but lacks crucial features and compatibility. The app started crashing on my tablet (Galaxy tab s6) and then just refused to open, even after updating the app and tablet restarts it wouldn't work. Had to uninstall and reinstall it and that worked. HOWEVER; all my bookmarks are gone and there's no way to sync them in the browser so no restore options. Also alot of websites are not fully functional with this browser and I end up having to use chrome anyway.

  10. Matthew Waller-avatar

    Matthew Waller


    ios This is the best search engine I've ever used. It respects your privacy and your data and that's really all that matters. It does its best to remove trackers and doesn't contain targeted advertisements. The fact that it also gives extremely fast and accurate results also helps its case. If you're hesitant about degoogling your life, Don't! You will feel so much better about yourself and your digital well being will immidiatley increase 10 fold. Do yourself a favor, reclaim your privacy.

  11. Craig Veness-avatar

    Craig Veness


    Broken since latest update - have a fix! Uninstall Android System Webview via playstore - it won't remove it, but it'll roll back to an earlier version. Now DuckDuckGo will work correctly. There's a problem with Google's latest implementation of Webview and how it plays with duckduckgo's latest iteration. This is a temporary fix but it'll work (as at March 23, 2021)

  12. R/ S-avatar

    R/ S


    Android System Webview was causing Duck Duck Go to crash on 2021-03-21. The pull-to-refresh activates even with two-finger gestures like scaling a map. Naturally, I have to be extremely careful just panning around a map: can't go north! I do wish the update messaging was more than patronizing BS. If somebody doesn't want to read which CVEs were addressed, they won't. I will.

  13. my phone .19-avatar

    my phone .19


    I chose this one for its privacy recommendations, but lately things, also login details, seems to linger, even after deliberate efforts to clean caches and even restart unit. Also it has problems showing some common sites, and won't let me use "uncommon" search engines. ( system info= android 10 and OS+apps frequently updated - duckduck as primary browser (android chrome seems to run hidden in the background still)).

  14. Vincent Cavanagh-avatar

    Vincent Cavanagh


    DuckDuckGo is great, apart from when it crashed today when I tried to open the WhatsApp T&C link on my phone. Afterwards all I could get was a black screen before Duck crashing. It maybe something to do with WhatsApp wanting to contect to FB, I don't. In the end I had to reinstall DuckDuckGo on my phone and I didn't select it as default browser so that this shouldn't happen to me again. So I guess a word of warning to Not try opening a link from a FB app with Duck set as your default browser.

  15. Michael William-avatar

    Michael William


    I have been using Mr. duck for about two weeks. I am enjoying the experience. Surfs the net as well as Google and Firefox in my opinion. My wife uses Facebook and she says that ads related to my searches have gone away! Probably will be a five star rating once I have used it for a longer period of time.

  16. Rebeccaanne3-avatar



    I've been using this app for several months and it worked great, but yesterday March 22nd it stopped working. It keeps stopping and I get the DuckDuckGo app has stopped. I removed as my default now I can browse with Chrome. I'm not the only one, seeing lots of posts saying the same thing, duck duck go is down! Has Google messed with this app like they did Parler? Please fix this problem. Thank you!

  17. Pam Mays-avatar

    Pam Mays


    If I open DDG, and I do a lot, when I hit a bookmark, I'd like that page I've been on, to go to url of bookmark, and not have two tabs. A second issue I've had is the app freezes, and I get a black screen. So I close it and start again, and usually it works right away. Other than that, I really like and trust DDG. Thanks! 3/22/2021 Cannot get any DDG sites to open...DoS?

  18. Liv Benoit-avatar

    Liv Benoit


    UPDATE: The issue was fixed and im back to loving DuckDuckGo! Used and loved DuckDuckGo for a long time but since the last update it crashes immediately after I try to open the app. I thought it was just my phone being dumb but even after I cleared my cache, force stopped it, and even uninstall and reinstalled it I still cant get it to work.

  19. Conservative. Barbie-avatar

    Conservative. Barbie


    This is the future of search engines! My new #1! Edit: 3/22 I used to use this as my primary browser. Suddenly it's not working at all for me! When I click the app it automatically closes out. Whatever yall changed made it entirely inaccessible to me! I have a Galaxy S20, I'm sure others are having the same issue.

  20. Marian Winans-avatar

    Marian Winans


    โ˜†โ˜†UPDATE2: Updated my Android system & STILL CAN'T get it to open from home screen. Dropping rating to 2stars. โ˜†What's up with DuckDuckGo? Every time I go to use it I get a "DuckDuckGo KEEPS STOPPING error message. I can't get it to open. It won't allow me FORCE STOP the app even after I just updated it. I can't even get it to send a FEEDBACK TO GOOGLE to notify them something is wonky with it. A friend of mine on Facebook said she's having the same issues. PLEASE ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM STAT!!

  21. a a-avatar

    a a


    I've used ddg for years now and loved it. Now, it just keeps crashing, I thought there's something wrong with my phone, tried restarting, uninstalled and installing again, deleting data and cache, still doesn't work. Apparently, others experienced this too. Please, fix this. I'll change my rating when its working again.

  22. XlntOldBowler Sweet-avatar

    XlntOldBowler Sweet


    Well up until this evening duckduckgo browser was my only browser. It suddenly crashed and would not open even after clearing cache and restarting device. Uninstalled... losing all my bookmarks and settings.... reinstalled ....opened once then began the endless crash into error messages again. edit... That is fine... still lost all my saved data in that browser. Chrome has been relegated to the only form of quarantine available in my android device as I am completely unable to delete it amongst many other files on said device. p.s. I had multiple apps crashing in the same way and lost all the data when I attempted the same uninstall/reinstall action. I realize now that I should have waited a day or two before blowing up all these apps. And no, I do not keep this device backed up in any way shape or form, MY preference and "mistake". Cest la vie Mon ami.

  23. Norm Wells-avatar

    Norm Wells


    I have been very impressed w the security it provides w great speed. I don't understand a lot that can be done w this app but that is probably my inexperience. I did switch back to another browser to compare the two but a few hrs later I was ready to go back to DuckDuckGo and will stay here. How can I learn more about what I can draw from this? Thanks

  24. Giovanni Datt-avatar

    Giovanni Datt


    I have been using DuckDuckGo for few days, and I like how it returns relevant results outside of my geographical area. That is an important feature that leading search engines limit very frustratingly. If I want to search for a product or service in another country, I do not want to see products in my geographic country residence. That plus the privacy that DuckDuckGo offers makes it a favourite search engine for me.

  25. Tiffanie B.-avatar

    Tiffanie B.


    I have had this app for a few months now and only today when I shared on Facebook to try this app to search for information that wasn't biased did it stop loading and working. When I clicked on the app to report a problem a notification for Google came up that said something about giving Google proper permissions....I'm really upset this app just stopped working.......even after updating, it's still not working

  26. The Gardner-avatar

    The Gardner


    After the latest android update this app crashes tried clearing the cache and data uninstalling reinstalling got it to come up but as soon as you close it out it goes back to crashingNo longer working, will not open at all, crashes immediately. Probably due to latest Android update, i found out late Monday night it is because the app called Android system webview did not automatically update so i manually updated it and all the apps that did not work started working.

  27. Jennifer-avatar



    Update : app keeps locking up and shutting down, error says the same, I try to report the error but that too gives me an error. I sent email reporting it. Please help! I don't want to resort back to Google! With Google/Twitter and Facebook giants controlling what I can and can't see... I decided to find another way! Thank you DDG!

  28. Kevin Harmon-avatar

    Kevin Harmon


    Edit: I expected an answer by the end of the day. How dare you respond within an hour?! And with perfectly reasonable explanations and everything. You get five stars because I cannot give six. I loved this app while it worked. Fix it on the pixel 3 for the final two stars.

  29. Sherrod Summers-avatar

    Sherrod Summers


    I've had this app for over 3yrs now, and it's been great up until yesterday. All of a sudden it won't let me search or open the app. I've literally erased the app 5 times ,and re installed, but still getting blocked from searching. Don't know what's going on.

  30. Sapounhs Villager-avatar

    Sapounhs Villager


    Great app! Literally the best browser on mobiles. The problem is that it started crashing constantly when I try to open the app. The only way I can access it is by clearing all data. It works just fine but as soon as I close the app it starts crashing again.

  31. Marion Odeh-avatar

    Marion Odeh


    So far, I am pleased with this app, because it allowed me the Liberty of stress free service. Mostly, is private, don't monitor you, and allowed you to add searches onto home . . . . So, is why I am giving 5 stars. MarionOdeh 010121. On 03/23/21 Still, I give big 5 stars. But, informing DuckDuckGo that GOOGLE is messing with their APP. Really, I don't know what is wrong with both GOOGLE and MICROSOFT. They are so annoying, due to their greed and desperation to make money. So, they infringe .

  32. Ankit Mohanty-avatar

    Ankit Mohanty


    For the ones who want to shift from chrome to a similar interface without eating your RAM. It is really great in terms of performance. It searches using the DDG search engine and no other search engine is there yet, but it delivers just as much. The privacy? Best just one button (and two clicks) and boom all your browsing, password etc are deleted. Overall Great App!!

  33. TL kert-avatar

    TL kert


    I dont think its actually DDG Last 48hrs the app STILL WONT open! My desktop works but asks if I want to add it 2 Chrome. NO! I proceeded as usual. The tricky option is hidden in the way it's displayed to make you think you have to add it. I did a search this past weekend, in Google & DDG, compared & posted proof of 1 sites results fit the narrative of a certain party & how it actually ALTERS FACTS HIDES TRUTH unlike DDG. Do I have to reinstall app?I DONT TRUST Google they censor anyway they can

  34. Peter Matheson-avatar

    Peter Matheson


    The app does what I want it to for the most part. Things I don't like are the address bar at the top of the screen which makes single handed use impossible and no link to the downloads location in the menu. Apart from that the app runs well and is a must have for anyone for whom privacy is important.

  35. Mary Ann Hartzler-avatar

    Mary Ann Hartzler


    I still would like to be able to print from my DDG browser. Unfortunately, I have to go to Chrome to print. I have my Canon printer set up with my tablet, but it doesn't work on DDG. The browser just doesn't recognize or see it. Otherwise I love the app!

  36. D W-avatar

    D W


    Update - March 23rd - Apparently Google sent out an android update on March 22nd which resulted in not only this app crashing but also many other apps on my phone crashing as well. Gmail app was completely frozen. I was notified by a DDG Dev to grab the latest Chrome update and/or Android system webview update. Since my phone is old I could only update Chrome, I no longer can received android updates. This Chrome update seems to have resolved the problem. I've updated my rating on DDG back to five stars. Big shout out to DDG Devs for responding with good information. Good bye Google Chrome, it was nice knowing ya. March 21, 2021 Update: Good bye DuckDuckGo, hello Crome and Firefox. Today DuckDuckGo stopped working. It crashes repeatedly. I've tried reinstalling it several times, no luck. I can't deal with this any longer.

  37. WINZi MEDIA-avatar



    Only just started using the app & it seems really good so far. Above original review was dated 15/12/2020. **UPDATE** 23/03/2021** An update last night from either DuckDuckGo or a system update is preventing the app from opening. I use this fantastic app as my default browser. **PLEASE HELP** Thank you very much. This appears to work ๐Ÿ‘

  38. Tonya Bigpond-avatar

    Tonya Bigpond


    Was working great, now it won't even open. It says app keeps closing. What's the deal? Going to lower my rating until it starts working again. I have it set as my default & now I can't open any of my other apps or pages. I'll give more stars when I can use the app again.

  39. Nat K-avatar

    Nat K


    Had to replace android phone and no way to transfer years of bookmarks?๐Ÿ˜ก why not allow us to change storage location of bookmarks to sd card where pictures are kept. I am presuming that they would then be there when you put the card in the new phone? I would edit my review to 5 stars if this or something similar was possible

  40. Yggdrasil X-avatar

    Yggdrasil X


    I used to like it. I can't use it at all anymore. Not sure if Google is trying to throttle your product or what. App refuses fo open. Updated. Still refuses to open. Uninstalled then reinstalled and it opened initially, but on subsequent re opening it refused to open the app.

  41. Sean Harold-avatar

    Sean Harold


    Love the app. Would like some more customizations to give it a 5 star. Really would like the option for running something in the background/a picture in picture option kind of thing. As I use it as my main browser & like the privacy but enjoy modifying my stuff as well as multi-tasking

  42. Darin Rosenthal-avatar

    Darin Rosenthal


    Really good speed usually for something that does it's best to protect privacy. But I feel the image search needs some improvement. I tried to search something and the results I got weren't even close. Otherwise, I think this is a great browser.

  43. Barbara Freeman-avatar

    Barbara Freeman


    I like not being spammed with ads for everything I look at!! If I want a bunch of info on, say, mini blinds, I can still go to Google and I'll get spammed with ads! Perfect to use Google by CHOICE, but not by default. Love your app!

  44. Janet Blair-avatar

    Janet Blair


    DuckDuckGo 'Quacked' when I used Google to access one of my purchases on Amazon. It asked for my password - it has never done this - lucky I still remembered it! Now back to normal. Very good display of website content - clearer than Google. Having two search engines is very, very good. Chinese answer to USA, yes, we have competition at last!! In all, excellent..

  45. April Whit-Ford-avatar

    April Whit-Ford


    Works wonders so impressed with how secure it is, Also an incredible loading time even when the application has not been in used even for awhile. Thank you all who have made this a secure place for others & myself, you made my aniexty levels go away. Knowing what - Where - Or When I need to browse I am not stressed nor worried about having to ensure that my personal data & so on don't get out. Again your time & awesomeness thoughts that you put into it is just so much appreciated!!

  46. JS-avatar



    Love it. Lightweight, fast. Unfortunately I can't use it as my default browser because no top sites or something that make it easier to access bookmark, it's a pain have to go to bookmark everytime i would like to go to my favorite sites. Perfect as secondary browser

  47. James Atkins-avatar

    James Atkins


    I know we all sort of let our data privacy go out the window over the last few years, and it can seem like a daunting task to take it back into your own hands. But this app has really helped make some of those steps a lot easier. And I haven't had to do anything. 10/10 would recommend.

  48. Donald Chicas-avatar

    Donald Chicas


    It is a very good, fast browser. The expansive privacy features are just a plus. This browser is full of great features and customization. I use it as my main browser, and it has been one of my favorites I have ever used. Deserving of 5 stars.

  49. The Armadillo-avatar

    The Armadillo


    Hey guys, somethings wrong with duckduckgo, everytime I try to open it it crashes immediately, i really need it to work or else I'm going to have to use google๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคฎ Edit: nope, i updates chrome and webview, and restarted the device, yet it still crashes. I don't know what to do... Edit2: actually i was supposed to uninstall the latest updates for Android webview, just finished uninstalling that update and everything a-ok. Epic duck is up and running ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  50. Jay Buckner-avatar

    Jay Buckner


    I've been using the app for a long time, and the PC browser extension too. All the sudden, the app won't open on my device. Crashes every time. And the link to send feedback crashes too. Very disappointed

  51. Soap Sudz McGee-avatar

    Soap Sudz McGee


    So far, so good. No hiccups or complaints at all. Update: It's now weeks later and I just updated this app and it won't open. Another update: Giving the app its 5 stars back. Working good again. Thanks for the fast response.

  52. Jennifer Guyette-avatar

    Jennifer Guyette


    It's been great until today. It keeps crashing and won't open at all. I've checked for updates, uninstalled and then reinstalled it. It worked for one search and now crashes again. I loved the features of this app.

  53. mike Peterson's-avatar

    mike Peterson's


    app will not open I've Uninstalled and reinstalled, force stopped it, restarted and powered down my phone nothing works app worked fine before now its useless. EDIT- duckduckgo response is wrong updating Chrome or webview doesn't fix it you need to Uninstall webview or Google Chrome and it works. webview will not allow you to update it and Chrome refused to update also I have a feeling they are trying to block out duckduckgo so just uninstall Chrome and Android webview and it works instantly.

  54. Erika K-avatar

    Erika K


    I've used this service for years. Never any issues until yesterday it started crashing. Saw a lot of other recent reviews saying the same thing. It's not duck duck go though, it's the phone system webview update. Hopefully its resolved soon so this apps ratings dont tank.

  55. robert johnson-avatar

    robert johnson


    I got this because I thought it had no ties with google. With this recent google outage I'm experiencing I've found it does have some sort of relationship with google. If not it would be working normally, which it isn't.

  56. Bones_53-avatar



    Sad to give a rating so low for such a good app but it for some reason stopped working on my phone (I use a Huawei P30 Lite) and I do not know what to do. I open the app and it doesn't render anything. And then kicks me out of the app. Please fix this issue soon if possible ( I experienced the same issue with soundcloud) I do not know what is happening although I do hope this issue is fixed soon

  57. Franz Broderick-avatar

    Franz Broderick


    I got tired of being followed by ads everytime I researched a purchase. Whether it was shoes, a shirt, power saw or a windmill, ads always followed every footprint I left. No more with Duck Duck Go! Wish this was here years ago. No more early morning ads.

  58. Emily Vanneman-avatar

    Emily Vanneman


    This browser is great! I've never had any problems with it, and I really appreciate being able to go online and search without my every move being tracked. It's basically everything a browser should be and nothing it shouldn't.

  59. Stephanie Montes-avatar

    Stephanie Montes


    Great service without the inconveniences of being tracked and spied on. You get more honest results rather than paid endorsements and they don't censor results that don't fit into their agenda or worldview. Easy to use and private.

  60. John Pearson-avatar

    John Pearson


    Wish I could give 4 1/2. Won't stream some video but today's update addressing the Pull Down to Refresh issue was almost exactly what I asked for (I hope). Devs here listen. Would give 5 โ˜† if I could prove for sure that it truly stops most trackers. But, better safe than sorry. I will continue to use as long as it doesn't develop a thyroid problem like the shiny browser and grow to hog up memory.

  61. Adina Bordan-avatar

    Adina Bordan


    It worked for 2 weeks or so, but now I can't open it anymore. I get the "duckduck keeps stopping screen". Not sure if it's a program problem or .... I deleted the app, reinstalled it, worked twice and then it crashed again.. Thank you for the reply. It was an android update problem.

  62. Mr. Embuku Noob-avatar

    Mr. Embuku Noob


    Exceptional app with speedy performance, even in low end devices. Very privacy focused and actually bothers to read and reply to these reviews, unlike google. However it takes a bit more time to load pages then chrome and the search results aren't as accurate as google. However, still great!

  63. phatthand-avatar



    Revised to 5 stars, I updated Chrome as suggested and looks like everything is back to normal. Thankyou. Worked great for last year but keeps crashing after latest update. Reinstalled twice, opens once and works but when I close it will not re-open.

  64. Jesse-avatar



    For some stupid reason it bugged and wouldn't open so I had to uninstall it which deleted all my bookmarks and like 20 tabs I had open!!! This has ruined my experience with duckduckgo forever. I tried installing it again and it wasn't fixed.

  65. Darlene Bartik-avatar

    Darlene Bartik


    I love the speed and security components of this app! It is easy to see what entities are trying to access your search info as it is ๐Ÿšซ! It is easy and convenient to erase search history, too!

  66. Clayton Bounty-avatar

    Clayton Bounty


    3/22/21 Latest update force closes. Doesn't go past black screen before error appears. Help! 11/23/20 Thanks for not only bringing back the animation when clearing data, but also for adding animation options to choose from! Love it!

  67. Alex Agans-avatar

    Alex Agans


    It is overall an okay browser, but it has a habit of suddenly not working. For example it had been several days since the last update and it has worked fine, but suddenly it crashes on opening.

  68. Brandon Michael-avatar

    Brandon Michael


    AMAZING! They are great with clear communication to their consumers and fix problems as best as they can! This app is so perfect and it feels very safe and secure and I wouldn't recommend anything else!

  69. Reyner Prabaswara-avatar

    Reyner Prabaswara


    Started using DDG since when i know DDG is largest (i think #2) search engine in the world. privacy features does useful. but i prefer the pc version because it is (feel) a lot simpler than the mobile version, i mean the app on pc. not the website on pc. overall good app

  70. Dee C-avatar

    Dee C


    I just installed this browser, first time I tried it (by someone's recommendation). Wow, my first search at a site that's usually slime slow to load and Duck loaded it SUPER fast. Told me what apps were trying to track me, too. This duck really goes! Thanks much.

  71. Philip O'Carroll-avatar

    Philip O'Carroll


    Always worked well for me. Today however it is crashing on startup every time. UPDATE: Fixed it. It is a problem with Android System Webview from Google. Makes me wonder though if it is leaking my data to Google.

  72. Donald Harrill-avatar

    Donald Harrill


    Great app for avoiding tracking I like this app it blocks a lot of google spying on you... Best browser for blocking the tracking and spying on your internet activity by the all knowing and powerful, google. This app blocks google from spying .. I love it 5 Stars. 24\7 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  73. Julie Van Houghton-avatar

    Julie Van Houghton


    Normally I would rate this with 5 stars. Been using DuckDuckGo happily for a while now without issue but for some reason the app has been crashing all day today. Hopefully it will be back to working properly tomorrow.

  74. Matt Zimmer-avatar

    Matt Zimmer


    The app will open once first downloaded and then after a few hours every time I try to open it will no longer open, it will act like it then crash half a sec later, then I uninstall and reinstall and works fine for a little bit.

  75. Lorna Newman-avatar

    Lorna Newman


    Was great and then today it won't open at all, I can access server through Google, but the whole point was to use this app instead of the Google data tracking and mining monopoly. Fix ASAP please as I hate using Google so they profit from selling all data on every search I make!!

  76. Shelly Simoneau-avatar

    Shelly Simoneau


    A better choice....I am very tired of opening my tablet only to find ads for similar places I visited that day...I am talking about privacy. I am 66 yrs old...had a great career working in Manhattan....I value my privacy so when I discovered DuckDuckgo I was happy to have a much better, more secure site to research from, to search from.....

  77. Giancarlo-avatar



    I love this browser, it does what you need it to as far as privacy is concerned and I appreciate that it blocks ads really well. I just wish you could stop videos from auto play but other than that, no complaints from me. Great app!

  78. Darius Kanarius-avatar

    Darius Kanarius


    Love this browser and after using google for years you can feel the difference just opening it up. What i think i like the most is that im not seeing adds in my browsing for something i was looking at a month ago!?

  79. Ll Gg-avatar

    Ll Gg


    Update: Best browser and best support. Your suggestion fixed your browser as well ad other apps that stopped working today. You must sell your own cellphone. Google is no longer a competitor but an enemy. ----- Today it stopped working

  80. G. M.-avatar

    G. M.


    (Update) After realizing it wasn't the apps fault for crashing I can go ahead and give it the rating it deserves. It's starting to frequently crash ... not happy about this at all. Please fix asap. -Samsung Note10

  81. Kamil Soro-avatar

    Kamil Soro


    Won't load after the most recent update. It crashes before it even comes up. I uninstalled snsnre installed. Same thing over again. UPDATE 3/23: after updating WebView as suggested, it resolved the issue :)

  82. Elliott Smith-avatar

    Elliott Smith


    UPDATE-READ IF YOUR APP IS CRASHING: The problem is with an Android System WebView update. To fix, search Android System WebView in the app store, and uninstall all updates. This should temporarily fix the problem until Google fixes the problem.

  83. Red Roadstar-avatar

    Red Roadstar


    Update - Force Stopped, Cleared Cache and Data and re-installed. Works as it should and now 5-stars again. Original - This app was 5-star until the last update. Now it just crashes and is flagged up as draining the battery (S20FE).

  84. Abby Lobdill-avatar

    Abby Lobdill


    Edit: the fix recommended worked. Got my app back. App won't open after updated phone. 3/19/21. Click on app, screen goes black then back to home page. Just asks if i want to report issue. I uninstalled, this didn't help. Was perfect web browser before this update. ๐Ÿ™„

  85. party gremlin-avatar

    party gremlin


    Since earlier today I'm having a problem opening the app. After I clicked the white window opens up and says "DuckDuckGo keeps stopping". I tried uninstall and reinstall and restarting phone and nothing. Up until today I didn't have any issues

  86. M M-avatar

    M M


    I've had a very good experience with this app for about 2 months but this is the second time I've Uninstalled it and reinstalled because it doesn't work anymore. Is there something going on with the app? Or is it somehow something wrong with my phone? Either way I can't figure it out. Can someone please help? Thanks!

  87. Jen-avatar



    When I search fairly popular sites or categories, the web browser either fails or doesnt provide me with what I'm looking for. I also miss the quick search popping up from websites I've already visited.

  88. DontListen 2meTho-avatar

    DontListen 2meTho


    Get rid of the "Scroll up to refresh" i would hit the REFRESH button if i wanted to refresh the damn page. Will not change review until fixed or you add a setting. Ignorant feature and will cause you MANY MANY problems. Edit: App is completley unusable now.

  89. Leora-avatar



    Super fast and pleasant to use. The only thing I don't like is when I touch the back key, it brings me back to the DuckDuckGo landing page...I only wanted to go back one. Urg.

  90. Billy Bass-avatar

    Billy Bass


    Was going well until 22/3/2021 now the app fails to launch, can anyone help. Thanks for the response, the issue has now been fixed! Nice to find a fix so quickly from a developer.

  91. Nate Newbrook-avatar

    Nate Newbrook


    I have this installed on an s10 i had no issues for months now i cant get the app to stay open it just crashes instantly. I have uninstalled and reinstalled issue persists. I dont know what to do i may have to go back to chrome.

  92. Michael Quartarone-avatar

    Michael Quartarone


    The algorithm works like Google's used to, meaning you have a decent chance of finding what you're looking for instead of the ideologically approved information Google's software writers think you should read.

  93. Matt C-avatar

    Matt C


    Can't use anymore??? Recent update causes the app to crash constantly. I've uninstalled and downloaded 3 times already and after a few minutes of use the app crashes and will not boot again.

  94. Vintagerocks-avatar



    google blocked me from accessing your app.....Thought you should know. Refused to allow access. & refused to allow feedback....Removed app & reinstalled. hope it's back to normal again..Great app. My favorite now....

  95. sandy mi-avatar

    sandy mi


    Was working fine, but won't load now after being updated. Grr Update: it was due to a google chrome update. Glitch was fixed. DDG responded with the fix and instruction to fix the glitch. Ty

  96. Derek Reed-avatar

    Derek Reed


    Severe issues with the new update. I've had to Uninstaller twice. It repeatedly crashes whenever I try to open. U install, reinstall, works for a bit, then returns to crashes

  97. Jessica Lundahl-avatar

    Jessica Lundahl


    I love duckduckgo! However, today after it updated. The app won't open at all. Duckduckgo has never given me problems before. Please fix asap!! Thank you!!

  98. Connie Davis-avatar

    Connie Davis


    The search engine works great! I'm happy to have the CHOICE to use a MUCH less biased & invasive app. Thanks. Updated 3/22/2021.. Duck Duck Go is still a 5โ˜†โ˜†โ˜†โ˜†โ˜† winner in my book. Getting privacy in the abusive world of Big Tech is a big deal. Thanks again.

  99. Steve Pearce-avatar

    Steve Pearce


    * update* thanks for the reply I'll keep an eye out for updates. Isdue: Stuck in a crash loop. Installs OK first open works through the tutorial then next open constantly crashes. Oneplus8 stock firmware.

  100. Melissa Johnson-avatar

    Melissa Johnson


    I cant use it anymore. I click to open it and it just minimizes. Before the update it worked beautifully. I loved it so much I uninstalled and disabled all of the other browsers on my phone.

  101. Mary White-avatar

    Mary White


    I really like the app but it suddenly started crashing. It's unusable now. I tried uninstalling and then reinstalling but it didn't help. I can't even send a crash report

  102. Judy F-avatar

    Judy F


    It works fine for me. Supplies more informstion than it used to but that was years ago. I like the privacy factor and the guiding emails to more privacy. Keep up the good work !! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

  103. wsm 10-avatar

    wsm 10


    App keeps crashing & has nothing to do with Android Web issues. Terrible app in first place, privacy isn't worth all the issues this browser has. Not user friendly at all. Uninstalled.

  104. Bonnie Deeken-avatar

    Bonnie Deeken


    Can't use printer to print a page. Pretty lame. Printing works fine under like chrome . So why not with duck? I prefer duck for some time now but under android no being able to print a page is a bummer .. . "- The pull-to-refresh in our browser was being a bit impatient. We've reduced the caffeine intake, so now you can scroll up without accidentally refreshing the page you're on." Thank you...... Why not just add a refresh tab ?

  105. Kat H-avatar

    Kat H


    Has been good until today. The most recent Android update seems to have broken a LOT of apps, DDG being one of them. It won't even load.

  106. Catherine Brooks-avatar

    Catherine Brooks


    So far I've only been using it a short time. It's been easy to use, and I do appreciate the reminders/warnings about different sites. After using it for longer, it is easy to use, and fast.

  107. Alex Berry-avatar

    Alex Berry


    I love this app but ever since the last update it's not opening properly and crashing all the time. Hope the developers can fix this bug as it's such a great app normally.

  108. Dave :Lindsey-avatar

    Dave :Lindsey


    I love DDG, especially now that Firefox Daylight has ruined the browser. The only reason I'm giving 4 instead of 5 stars is because this lacks the ability to use add-ons like Ublock.

  109. William Johnson-avatar

    William Johnson


    Doesn't navigate as well as used to but other than that getting used to it the more i like it. I say give it time to get familier with it you will learn the enjoy its features

  110. MOR Reviews-avatar

    MOR Reviews


    Any chance of making map routes transparent so you can see the road names instead of thick blue lines please? Can't see the road names, makes it difficult planning a journey.

  111. Olivia Bishop-avatar

    Olivia Bishop


    Needs work, would like to be able to create folders for bookmarks and sync bookmarks, also needs ability for an account in case of changing phones or bad update and things get lost!

  112. Mark Grizzly-avatar

    Mark Grizzly


    Keeps stopping I have to keep uninstalling and reinstalling for some reason? Been awesome since I installed it? Then I deleted my Facebook account and remove the Facebook app for my phone? Ever since then lots of apps on my phone have been shutting down? And acting up

  113. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    So far experience has been great and smooth. I like when DuckDuckGo tells you when you are being followed and it blocks them - hah!! Good job!

  114. Felicity Ford-avatar

    Felicity Ford


    Mostly very good as a browser and search engine but occasionally something will cause it to massively crash, and I do miss the ability to store passwords for sites.

  115. Jessica July-avatar

    Jessica July


    App just stopped working after about 2 months of having it. Wouldn't even open so I lost all my bookmarks. Dled again hopefully it keeps working this time.

  116. D Smith-avatar

    D Smith


    I love this browser and have it set as my default. Please consider making the following changes: - Organize shortcuts using folders - Manual reordering of shortcuts - Remove permission "run at startup"

  117. Matthew Behrens-avatar

    Matthew Behrens


    It works great! Browser functions as it should. Plus, the torch it feature is great and does allow for exceptions.

  118. Iwona Nelson-avatar

    Iwona Nelson


    Love it! Very easy to use. Finally no annoying ads or repetitive stories like I was getting with Chrome. I will keep using it.

  119. Loren Sampson-avatar

    Loren Sampson


    Could use a few handy quick buttons. It seems to lock up some times. Still, I like the non tracking part.

  120. Courtney King-avatar

    Courtney King


    This saddens me to write this. I don't want to go back to chrome. But I have updated and it force closes. It won't open any more. Has google gotten to you. Please say no. I will literally cry.

  121. Ric G-avatar

    Ric G


    So far it has been a good experience. Been using it for like a week. I will give it another assessment later on but I love the privacy and the fact I can wipe clean my history very easily

  122. Kevin Gast-avatar

    Kevin Gast


    love it great browser. But it updated today and now wont open ๐Ÿค”. Quick response from the duck duck go team and now the problem is resolved , great support from the team

  123. Betty Garborg-avatar

    Betty Garborg


    Used this for a few months, but now when I try to open it, it shuts down! Can't stand it! Constantly flashing and won't open some games! Yuk! Whats do great about privacy if u can't use the phone apps????๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

  124. Nicky-avatar



    Brilliant until last update can no longer use it won't load? Been using since April last year so not my phone!! My phone is Huawei P20 please fix issue.

  125. ZK TacFit-avatar

    ZK TacFit


    Good. Basic and easy to use. Blocks trackers and doesn't censor my searches. Everything I was looking for.

  126. e monihan-avatar

    e monihan


    Sick of Google and its control over news and information and my privacy. No Google apps etc. for many reasons, one specific , I wont get into that. So far the search engine is great. Fast, Secure and safer. Thankyou

  127. Enjeru THEchavez-avatar

    Enjeru THEchavez


    Ddg is great! I hate how Google is overstepping their boundaries always and ddg respects privacy. My wife has had her information hacked multiple times using Chrome so it's nice to have a web browser that is more secure

  128. vegan troops-avatar

    vegan troops


    I like how i can switch tabs without having to wait for the hole page to reload :) you can do many things and the browser won't load slow unless you got poor internet connection.

  129. Connie Wolff-avatar

    Connie Wolff


    It works fine as far as opening sites and one can only hope it's keeping my info and activities private, was it says it does. So far, so great! Thank you

  130. Dave Hoy-avatar

    Dave Hoy


    3-17 update ran once and not anymore unless I reinstall. I press icon and screen blinks and nothing launches. Update : you are correct! Back to great! Never wasn't great! Thanks

  131. ivy hill-avatar

    ivy hill


    Worked great for several weeks but now keeps crashing. I open it and immediately it crashes every time. Anyone else?

  132. Big Dude-avatar

    Big Dude


    It was working good until now. After the most recent update, it no longer opens at all. I will rate it higher, once it works again.

  133. Berkant Aydemir-avatar

    Berkant Aydemir


    Worked wonders before the latest update. Now it keeps crashing when trying to open it. Tried clearing data and reinstalling but it still crashes.

  134. SATSUKI-avatar



    After last update it won't open, there's only a black screen and it force closes. other than that it's an amazing browser.

  135. Nick Moran-avatar

    Nick Moran


    Great browser, easy to use, and awesome for privacy/security reasons. Great response time/fixes from developers when issues arise.

  136. ,Dianna Olnhausen-avatar

    ,Dianna Olnhausen


    I feel very safe "surfing" the web with this app. It's simple to use & I prefer it to other protective apps like Firefox. Only issue: I'd like to be able to rearrange bookmarks

  137. Alejandro Botero-avatar

    Alejandro Botero


    Hi, people. App stopped working 3/23/2021 and so has the Android market feedback app. Wanted to reach out somehow to make sure the app gets checked in case there is a problem happening with the Duck app and not Android as a whole.

  138. Crystal Kappel-avatar

    Crystal Kappel


    The app keeps crashing since yesterday! It's 3/23 today. I can use the browser through Google but the app isn't working at all!

  139. Muhammad Qasim Umar-avatar

    Muhammad Qasim Umar


    Extremely fast and beautiful GUI. But ad block doesn't work specially in youtube. There is no full screen option and no background video play.

  140. Al S-avatar

    Al S


    Was 5 stars. But now it's crashing after yesterday's update. I'm sure it will be rectified soon, will update review accordingly

  141. Henry Michael-avatar

    Henry Michael


    It keeps asking me to fireproof the same site over and over again and won't stop. Everything about this browser is extremely naggy and wordy, why can't one just make a simple browser that does the job and disables trackers without bragging about it ?

  142. Ras Mohamed-avatar

    Ras Mohamed


    The app is great until just now. The app keeps crashing. I cleared cache and storage and still crashes. uninstalled and reinstalled, still crashes. what's going on? I love duck duck go.

  143. Dave Lynch-avatar

    Dave Lynch


    I love the concept and would love to keep using the DDgo browser app but it keeps hanging and it may or may not come back. When it hangs, it just stops responding, I typically given it 30 to 40 secs and if nothing I have to close the app and start over. I am now unistalling it and maybe this will get fixed and ill try again. To bad, I really wanted to use it.

  144. Randy Buffington-avatar

    Randy Buffington


    Best Browser as far as keeping web companies from tracking your every move. Keeps you safe from malicious sites. Simply love it!

  145. Jason Citrano-avatar

    Jason Citrano


    Thanks for fixing the refresh sensitivity issue, but I still wish there was an option to turn it off. Emailed that feedback to you.

  146. Joy-avatar



    It tells me who is tracking me and I like that. I kind of wish it would have a history option but I understand why it doesn't ('cause DuckDuckGo doesn't keep your data). The search results also aren't filtered so I get an unbiased web page of search results to choose from. Which is handy in this day and age of media constantly tricking you or giving you a skewered sense of things.

  147. John Kahler-avatar

    John Kahler


    Today 22-MAR-2021 the Duck Duck Go widget I have been using for about six months failed to open on multiple tries. I first rebooted my phone without success. I then removed the widget and uninstalled the Duck Duck Go app. I reinstalled the latest Duck Duck Go app and it too fails to open. I don't want to go back to Google. Duck Duck Go can you please get on the ball. This just happened after the recent March 17th update to the Duck Duck Go app. Rating now dropped from 4 โญ to 3 falling rapidly.

  148. Kristen Wojciechowski-avatar

    Kristen Wojciechowski


    I love this app! No more seeing the things I look at online pop up as ads on my Facebook page and literally everywhere else I go on social media.

  149. Prakhar Choubey-avatar

    Prakhar Choubey


    I was using it for a while but unfortunately I have to switch as it doesn't have any way to block ads. And I literally hates mature ads if they're to ever come

  150. Glen Bennett-avatar

    Glen Bennett


    I wasted my whole life up til now using inferior browsers. One button for closing tabs and clearing browsing data is next level awesome. The search engine isn't as intuitive as google, but it's a small price to pay for not being tracked by a bunch of jerks who just wanna make money off my web traffic by exploiting my web search patterns. If you're on the fence about switching, take it from me: this browser is what you've been waiting for.