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Change Search Engine in Google Chrome on Android

Are you looking to change the search engine in Chrome on your Android? Learn how to change the Google search to Bing, Yahoo, or DuckDuckGo.

Google Search is the default search engine in Chrome browser. However, you can choose a different search engine from the Settings menu.

We can choose between options like Bing, Yahoo, and DuckDuckGo as alternatives to Google. It also changes the search result in the omnibox search field.

In this guide, we have shared the easy steps to change the default search engine in the Google Chrome browser.

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How to Change Search Engine in Chrome Android?

Change the Default Search Engine

As mentioned, Google Search is set as the default search engine in Chrome browser. But we can easily switch to other options like Bing, Yahoo, or DuckDuckGo.

  1. Launch Chrome app on Android phone
  2. Tap on the More vertical 3-dots icon menu options.
  3. Select Settings from the list of options.
    Settings in Google Chrome for Android
  4. Tap on the Search engine tab.
    Chrome Android Search Engine Settings
  5. The default is selected Google.
  6. Choose the desired alternative search engine – say DuckDuckGo.
    Google Chrome DuckDuckGo Search Engine

Your search engine has been changed to whatever you select from the available options.

If you navigate back to the browser home and search for any term or keyword, the search result will not appear from Google. Instead, it will appear from different search engines that you’ve chosen.

Google is my favorite search engine; however, if I had to choose an alternative, I would go with DuckDuckGo.

Bottom Line

You get all the options and preferences to choose your favorite web search engine from the available list.

Though the Chrome browser defaults to the Google search engine, you can change the search engine according to your requirements. Unfortunately, you cannot add a new or custom search engine in the phone browser.

Similarly, you can also change the search engine in Chrome on the computer. You can choose from the available search engine options and add a custom search engine.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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