Google Chrome quietly adds DuckDuckGo as an option

Google has made a inquisitive addition to its Chrome browser. With the release of Chrome 73, the browser has added the pro-privacy DuckDuckGo to its suite of default search engines, alongside Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

Google Chrome quietly adds DuckDuckGo as an option

DuckDuckGo wrote in a tweet: “We’re glad that Google has finally recognized the importance of offering consumers a private search option in Chrome.” 

To change your search engine preferences, you just need to open Settings on Chrome, and select DuckDuckGo next to the “Search engine used in the address bar” option.

DuckDuckGo has been lauded for its privacy focus, hitting 30 million daily searches last October. The search engine doesn’t track users, nor does it store their personal information.

Another privacy-first search engine, Qwant, was added as a default option, but only in the French market.

Yes, we know, you could’ve manually added DuckDuckGo as a search engine in Chrome already, but as tech giants like Google and Microsoft know well, defaults help dominate market share, allowing them to decide what you see on the internet..

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