Make You.com Your Default Search Engine
Choose Your Browser
(Recommended) The easiest method is to install the official You.com Chrome extension: You.com | Default
Install the Chrome Extension here.
But, if you would prefer to set you.com as your default without a chrome extension, you can make the simple change manually:
- Go to chrome://settings/searchEngines, switch your default search engine to Google, then remove You.com from the search engines list
Go to [You.com](<https://you.com>),
If necessary, log in
Type anything in the address bar and go to the search results page
Go to search engine settings: chrome://settings/searchEngines, you should see an entry for [You.com](<https://you.com>) towards the bottom of the page
On that entry, click on “…” ****to the right, and click on “**Make default**”
After that, if you need to switch back to Google as a search engine for some queries, you can start typing “google.com” in the address bar, followed by your query.
You can also add a custom version with this URL: https://you.com/search?q=%s
Firefox on Desktop
(Recommended) The easiest method is to install the official Firefox add-on: You.com Default Search
Install the Firefox Add-on here.
But, if you would prefer to set you.com as your default without an add-on, you can make the simple change manually following the instructions here.
(Recommended) The easiest method is to install the official Microsoft Edge You.com Extension: You.com Default Search
Install the Edge Extension here.
But, if you would prefer to set you.com as your default without an extension, you can make the change manually following the instructions here.
The easiest way to make you.com your default on iOS is to download our browser app with you.com as the default search engine.
The easiest way to make you.com your default on Android is to download our browser app with you.com as the default search engine.
Safari on Desktop
You are able to set You.com as the Safari default search by installing this Safari extension.
Safari on iPhone or iPad
Unfortunately, Safari doesn’t let you properly change your default to You.com through the Safari settings.
You are able download the official You.com Search and Browser here.
Be sure to drag the You.com Browser to your home bar right after you download it.
We do not currently support the Opera browser, but you can follow these instructions to make it your default. Go to “Settings -> Basic -> Search engine.” In the Search Engine section, click the “Manage search engines” link.
Click the Add button under “Other search engines.”
You can enter You.com as name and “you” as keyword and the URL where Opera is going to send your search queries you can use: https://you.com/search?q=%s
The Chrome extension doesn’t work for some users on Vivaldi, but you can set up a new search engine easily following the instructions here: https://help.vivaldi.com/desktop/tools/search/#new
For the URL, use: https://you.com/search?q=%s
Brave on Desktop
Similar to Chrome, Brave is also built on Chromium, so you can install this Chrome extension: You.com | Multi-engine Switch on Brave to set You.com as your default search engine.
Brave on Mobile Devices
In the bottom right, click on “…” to open this drop down menu:
Click on Settings to get to this screen and there click on “Search Engines”
On that screen, click on Add Custom Search Engine:
Add this text to it:
Then Click on Standard Tab and select you.com in the list 🙂
Visit the link below and follow the instructions: