Can we Add DuckDuckGo to Chrome Browser on Android [How To]

Almost every day, you Google about something of your choice. Have you ever noticed that later while you are on some other website browsing through various stuff, you see advertisements about the same product that you searched earlier? Most of the users may not have an idea about this. This happens because the search engines track their users. Track in the sense, what exactly does the user searched about on the webspace. They do this to provide the user with better results or related to the topic. Popular names like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc they do track their users.

Lately, privacy over the internet had been questionable. So, to deal with that we have search engines that do not track its users. Of course, when it comes to privacy based search engine, the first name we think of is DuckDuckGo. Contrary to the engines such as Google and Yahoo, DuckduckGo doesn’t store users’ IP addresses or log the user info. Neither it collects or shares any personal information. It also focuses only on providing genuine and the same search results to everyone who uses it.

The main question is how to add DuckDuckGo to Chrome Browser on any Android device.?

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Add DuckDuckGo to Chrome Browser

You may think that google always has its prominence as a search engine when it comes to Android. So, how can we replace it with an alternative.? Well, it’s not that difficult.

  • Go to DuckDuckGo homepage from your Chrome browser
  • On the landing page, you should see an option that says Add DuckDuckGo to Chrome
  • Now tap on the 3-dot button to summon the dropdown menu.
  • Tap on Settings
  • Go to Basics > tap on Search Engine
  • Among the list of Search Engines, you should see DuckDuckGo.
  • Tap on the radio button to select it.
    Add DuckDuckGo to Chrome Browser on Android devices

See, how simple was that..? This is how you can add DuckDuckGo to Chrome Browser on your Android smartphone.


How to Permanently Keep DuckDuckGo as your Default Search Engine

Here is some cool little personalization you can do to permanently add DuckDuckGo to Chrome Browser.

  • Go to DuckDuckGo homepage > tap on the hamburger button
  • In the drop-down menu select Other Settings > tap on General
  • Under General ensure that the option Install DuckDuckGo is set to On.
  • If its off turn it On. The tap on Save and Exit.
    Add DuckDuckGo to Chrome Browser

A Simple Alternative

Still, if you are unable to add DuckDuckGo try this method.

  • Search anything on DuckDuckgo
  • Go to Chrome Settings and now DuckDuckGo should be listed as the search engine.

So, that’s it, guys. Now try to add DuckDuckGo to Chrome Browser on your Android device and enjoy privacy while browsing the internet.

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