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DuckDuckGo Unveils First Look of its Desktop Browser

DuckDuckGo unveiled an early peek at its upcoming desktop app. The company’s CEO Gabriel Weinberg looked toward the future as well.will bring the privacy protections the company is known for to the app. Users can expect the speed and simplicity of its mobile app too.

Robust privacy protection will be enabled by default for search, browsing, email, and more. The CEO said that the app isn’t a privacy browser per se, but rather a simple browsing app that respects your privacy. DuckDuckGo builds the app using OS-provided rendering engines instead of basing it on projects like Chromium.

The CEO said that they helped the development team to strip away a lot of the unnecessary cruft and clutter that’s accumulated over the years in major browsers. Along with a streamlined interface and the Fire Button, the DuckDuckGo desktop is cleaner and more private than Chrome.

He also claimed it’s faster than Google’s browser. Based on early tests, here’s hoping it’s less of a memory hog than Chrome too. DuckDuckGo didn’t reveal when it plans to release the desktop app. Weinberg notes that, over the last 12 months, DuckDuckGo has bolstered its search and tracker blocking features mobile app is now the most downloaded Android browser in key markets. In July, the company announced a free email forwarding service that removes tracking pixels from messages.

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