What you need to know
- DuckDuckGo has announced Route Planning.
- Users will now be able to get driving and walking directions through search.
- The company is partnering with Apple Maps to offer directions privately.
In a blog post, privacy-centric search engine DuckDuckGo has announced that it will now provide driving and walking directions with a partnership with Apple Maps. The company says that its new directions will, of course, be completely private.
DuckDuckGo says that users will now, in addition to its usual offering of information when making a location and map search, see an addition of "route overview, distance and travel time."
The company is reassuring users that, even though the search engine will use your general location to create a starting point for directions, DuckDuckGo will gather this information completely anonymously.
Driving and walking directions are available now to all DuckDuckGo users.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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