DuckDuckGo will launch a desktop browser, emphasizing privacy protection

The well-known privacy search engine DuckDuckGo will also launch its own browser, which emphasizes privacy protection and better performance.

Obviously, privacy protection is talking about competitors Google Search and Google Chrome. Although DuckDuckGo rushes forward, it also advertises but does not collect user privacy content.

If users use Google Chrome with DuckDuckGo to search, private data may still be collected, so it is inevitable to launch their own browser.

Of course, everyone will wonder if DuckDuckGo is using the Google Chromium kernel for the browser, or how to say that it uses the Chromium kernel but is different from the regular browser.

DuckDuckGo desktop browser

On the Windows 10 and Windows 11 systems, the browser uses Microsoft’s built-in WebView/WebView 2, which is the core of Microsoft Edge.

The Microsoft Edge kernel is now based on the Chromium kernel, so the Windows version of DuckDuckGo browser is essentially the Google kernel.

On macOS, DuckDuckGo uses Apple’s WebKit kernel, which means DuckDuckGo builds a new browser by directly calling the system browsing module.

At the same time, such as navigation bar, bookmark management, account system, form and password record, etc. are all developed by themselves.

DuckDuckGo indicates that the desktop browser will provide strong privacy protection by default, and users do not need to adjust the settings after installing the browser.

At the same time, it provides a one-click clear button to clear all browsing records, stored local data and tags, so that users can better control their browsing data.

Development through the rendering engine provided by the operating system can provide users with a more concise interface, allowing users to get rid of the messy interface of traditional browsers.

In addition, DuckDuckGo to test the early version of the browser, the test showed that its performance is faster than Google Chrome, but the current data has not been announced.

At present, the DuckDuckGo browser has provided a closed beta version of macOS, and the Windows version is on the way, but it is not clear when it will be released for the time being.