In December 2022, we introduced YouChat, an AI Search Assistant that allows you to find answers to complex questions and unlock functionality never seen before in a search engine. It stays up-to-date with the news, cites its sources, and can replace traditional search engines — and users are loving it!
Today we are excited to announce our new partnership with Vivaldi, an innovative browser with unrivaled customization options and built-in features for performance, productivity, and privacy. Vivaldi’s newest version comes equipped with You.com to provide users with unparalleled customization, user choice, and control over their internet experience.
Traditional search engines and browsers monopolize access to information online, stifling competition and infringing on user privacy often without our knowledge. It’s time for an upgrade.
With access to customization features, users can unlock more of the web and take advantage of private browsing without fear that corporations will profit off of their data. Browsers and search engines like Vivaldi and You.com provide just that.
Vivaldi is a flexible, robust, secure, and lightning-fast browser with an unmatched level of customization and privacy. Without sacrificing performance or security, Vivaldi users can tweak every square inch of their browser with advanced tools including:
The ability to choose your default search engine is perhaps Vivaldi’s most powerful customization feature. You can use these search engines on desktop, Android, and Android Automotive OS. However, using standard privacy-focused engines involves a trade-off — while they allow for privacy, users lose personalization benefits and tailored search results.
You.com is Vivaldi’s only default search engine that allows users to both take back control of their privacy online and tap into a customizable search experience.
You.com offers two complementary modes of operation: private mode and personal mode. They reinforce each other to give you the most action-oriented search engine on the planet. When you’d like an entirely private experience, use our private mode. There’s no data collection or sharing. When looking for a customizable search experience, use our privacy-first personal mode. We collect a minimal amount of data to improve the product and give you a personalized experience. We don’t share that data with anyone.
In personal mode, you also have the option to rank the sources you trust and customize which apps you want to see more results from.
You can think of apps on You.com as web extensions that help you do more better and faster. Some of 200+ apps focus on a category or theme: shopping, images, news, videos, crypto, etc. Other apps summarize large bodies of data to provide the most important information in a skimmable way. Want to see the discussion on Reddit around a topic you care about, but don’t want to sift through post after post? Use our Reddit app and get to the gist fast.
Our power apps like YouCode AI, Stable Diffusion, and YouWrite allow you to code, draw and write using AI. By ranking these apps, you teach our search engine about what you care about. Use them to learn new skills, discover solutions, create new content, and get inspired.
A new ‘For Me’ feature even allows you to access and curate suites of apps into custom search engines and conduct specialized searches based on your interests.
Ready to use You.com? Here’s how you can change default your search engine on Vivaldi:
We hope you’ll join You.com and Vivaldi on our mission to give users control over their search and privacy. Download Vivaldi here and set You.com as your default search engine to experience a better web with unmatched control, speed, personalization, and privacy.
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