oogle added DuckDuckGo to Chromium 73, so it will appear as one of the browser options besides Yahoo! and Bing that were already available.
This search engine, which offers several features that protect user privacy, performs in 60 countries: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Belize, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Slovenia, Slovakia, United States, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Philippines, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Netherlands, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, India, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco , Moldova, Macedonia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Paraguay, Romania, United Kingdom, Serbia, Sweden, South Africa, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The news was very well received by DuckDuckGo. "We are pleased that Google has recognized the importance of offering a private search experience to consumers in Chrome," Google said in an official Twitter account.
What features does DuckDuckGo have and why do you care about user privacy?
According to its creators, the site forces them to use encrypted connections if they are available to protect user data. In addition, their ad blockers prevent companies from tracking user searches on the web.
Also maintains a history of private searches. From DuckDuckGo, they ensure that they do not store user information or searches. And in this sense, they offer searches that are not previously filtered by user, their tastes, placements, or anything else.
Difference with "incognito"
Incognito, found in Chrome, and other similar names on different search engines, does not store search history on the device where it was created, neither cookies nor information entered in forms; but that does not mean that the user cannot follow the others.
In fact, when you open an incognito window in Chrome, it's clear that user activity may be visible on the websites you visit, the company, or the education center from which it is connected, and service providers. Internet
How to activate it?
Chrome is installed and by default Google. In addition, it includes additional options such as Yahoo! and Microsoft Bing. These days (if not yet arrived) you will start to see DuckDuckGo among these options.
To activate this search engine, you need to open Google Chrome, navigate to the three buttons that appear in the top right corner, click Configuration / Manage Search Engines, and DuckDuckgo will appear in the list.
If it does not yet appear, it will surely be seen in the next few days. Before you need to make sure you have updated Google Chrome. Usually this happens automatically when the browser is open and closed.
However, if this does not happen, you will see that the "Update Google Chrome" option appears when you press the three dots in the top right corner of Chrome to access the configuration.