Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo is now listed as a default search option on Google’s Chrome browser.
DuckDuckGo has been added as part of Chrome’s latest update (version 73), which rolled out on Tuesday, and should be showing for users in 60 countries around the world, including the U.S.
When you first set up the Chrome browser on a PC, the default search engine is Google, which ensures that any searches made via the address bar are served by that provider.
But dive into Chrome’s settings and you can change the default search engine in a few clicks (see below to learn how).
Other options listed by Chrome include Bing and Yahoo!
DuckDuckGo claims to offer a more private browsing experience than other search engines as it doesn’t store or share any personal information linked to its users and their searches.