Make You.com Your Default Search Engine

Having a “default” search engine makes your browser address bar into a search bar. Learn more.

Trying to use You.com as your search engine? That’s great! Click to see the instructions for your browser below.

Questions? Email us [email protected]

Choose Your Browser

Google Chrome

(Recommended) The easiest method is to install the official You.com Chrome extension: You.com | Multi-engine Search

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:

    1. Go to chrome://settings/searchEngines, switch your default search engine to Google, then remove You.com from the search engines list
    2. Go to [You.com](<https://you.com>),

    3. If necessary, log in

    4. Type anything in the address bar and go to the search results page

    5. 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

    6. On that entry, click on “…” ****to the right, and click on “**Make default**”

    7. 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.

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Microsoft Edge

(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.

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iOS

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.

You can download from the App Store here.

Android

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.

You can download it from the Play Store here.

Safari on Desktop

You are able to set You.com as the Safari default search by installing this Safari extension.

Install the extension by clicking here.

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.

Opera

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

Vivaldi

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.

You can install it here.

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:

https://you.com/search?q=%s

Then Click on Standard Tab and select you.com in the list 🙂

SigmaOS

Visit the link below and follow the instructions:

Add You.com to SigmaOS