According to a TechCrunch report, Berlin-based search engine, Ecosia, will be included among Chrom version 81’s default search engine choices in the US, UK, Germany, France and 43 other markets. Ecosia is joining Google, Bing, Yahoo! and DuckDuckGo, which added to the list this time last year.
Ecosia boycotted Google’s Android choice screen auction in the EU, which CEO Christian Kroll referred to as exploitative. The company has not made any announcements on whether it will participate in future auctions, which occur quarterly.
The Chromium version 81 update will also roll out DuckDuckGo and Yahoo as default choices in more markets as well.