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DuckDuckGo is developing a desktop web browser to complement its existing mobile app

5 months ago by IanDorfman

DuckDuckGo has announced that it's bringing a web browser solution to desktops alongside its currently available mobile app.

As detailed in its 2021 year in review blog post, CEO and Founder of DuckDuckGo Gabriel Weinberg, this desktop web browser will provide full privacy protection across search, browsing, and other mainstay parts of the modern web browsing experience.

Like the DuckDuckGo mobile browser, the desktop DuckDuckGo browser will be built using operating system-provided rendering engines. This allows for the browser to launch quickly and eschew a lot of the features that run counter to its privacy-focused goals like those built on, for example, Small Chromium iconChromium.

No concrete timetable has been provided for the web browser's availability, though it will likely be made available starting early in 2022.

Further coverage:
The Official DuckDuckGo Blog
Engadget
The Verge

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