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DDG Wants U.S. Users to Get Search Engine Choice Screen

12:26 pm on Nov 1, 2019 (gmt 0)

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DuckDuckGo wants U.S. users to get a choice screen for search engines, instead of the default on Android smartphones of Google.
Users in Europe already get a choice screen. [blog.google...]
Although, it's an auction to be listed as a choice. [webmasterworld.com...]

“If designed properly we think [preference menus] are a quick and effective key piece in the puzzle for a good remedy,” Weinberg tells TechCrunch. “And that’s because it finally enables people to change the search defaults across the entire device which has been difficult in the past… It’s at a point, during device set-up, where you can promote the users to take a moment to think about whether they want to try out an alternative search engine.”