Privacy-focused search engine, DuckDuckGo is working on a desktop browser expected to bring the same user experience that is available on its mobile version, the company’s CEO Gabriel Weinburg mentioned in a blog post.
Weinberg promises the browser will deliver “robust privacy protection” by default without the need for additional extensions or settings. The browser will have a familiar “Fire” button that will enable users to erase all of their browsing data and history instantly.
No complicated settings, no misleading warnings, no “levels” of privacy protection – just robust privacy protection that works by default, across search, browsing, email, and more. It’s not a “privacy browser”; it’s an everyday browsing app that respects your privacy because there’s never a bad time to stop companies from spying on your search and browsing history.
Weinburg further added that the desktop version will be neatly cut out with a clean and clear finish. The aesthetic look of DuckDuckGo isn’t going to add any clutter in the browser, unlike other web browsers. DuckDuckGo for desktop will be using OS-provided rendering engines.
While closed beta tests are currently operated for macOS, the Windows version of the browser is being built. There is, however, no word on the official release yet.