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DuckDuckGo is rolling out a number of updates to its maps search expertise whereas sustaining the identical dedication to person privateness.
Earlier this 12 months, DuckDuckGo started utilizing Apple Maps to energy its maps search outcomes.
Since then, the corporate says it has been engaged on further upgrades which might be rolling out now.
Here’s what’s new in DuckDuckGo maps search:
- Map Re-Querying: Refine native searches immediately with out leaving the expanded map view. Previously, customers had to return to the DuckDuckGo search web page to start a brand new maps search.
- Local Autocomplete: DuckDuckGo will dynamically present localized search recommendations when customers are typing new queries into the maps search bar.
- Dedicated Maps Tab: A ‘Maps’ tab will seem in a devoted slot within the prime navigation menu. Previously, it solely confirmed up for searches assumed to be maps-related.
- Dark Mode: Apple’s maps will now change darkish mode when customers choose DuckDuckGo’s darkish theme.
DuckDuckGo assures customers that its dedication to privateness is unwavering:
“A lot has changed with using maps on DuckDuckGo making it an even smoother experience, but what hasn’t changed is the way we handle your data—or rather, the way we don’t do anything with your data. We are making local searches faster while retaining the privacy you expect.”
DuckDuckGo retains maps searches non-public by not sharing any personally identifiable information with Apple. In addition, DuckDuckGo makes use of approximate location data that’s discarded instantly after use.