How To Use Search Encrypt to Keep Your Searches Private

Search Encrypt/ August 7, 2018/ Search Encrypt

Search Encrypt is easy to use and makes searching privately simple. We believe that everyone should take time to make sure they aren’t putting themselves or their data at risk on the internet. 

Unfortunately, if privacy-focused alternatives to the major products are difficult to use, or they feel clunky, people are not going to make the switch. We’ve put a lot of effort into making Search Encrypt as simple and user-friendly as possible.

Go To


The easiest way to get to Search Encrypt is just going directly to You’ll notice that HTTPS (SSL encryption) is enabled by default.

Try Your First Encrypted Search


Our homepage is designed with simplicity and usability in mind. Search Encrypt should feel like any other search engine you’ve used. To search, just type in your search term and press Enter. To enable full privacy-protection, all you have to do is search. We believe it’s important to have the best privacy possible enabled by default.

Your Search Terms Are Encrypted


When you search with Search Encrypt your search terms are locally encrypted and then sent to our servers in encrypted form. In the above image you’ll notice that you search term doesn’t appear in your search URL.

This helps protect your privacy from anyone who may have access to your computer or your network. If your search terms aren’t in encrypted form when they are sent over your network, anyone can view your searches. Search Encrypt prevents this from happening with end-to-end encryption.

Search Encrypt Browser Extensions


You may have noticed this little widget that pops up when you visit Search Encrypt’s homepage. By clicking on the button, we will take you to a page where you can add Search Encrypt’s browser extension to whichever browser you are currently using.

Search Encrypt for Firefox

Search Encrypt for Chrome

Read More: How Does Search Encrypt Work?