Frequently Asked Questions

If your query still isn’t answered, contact us and we would love to help you!

How is everything kept private & secure?

  • Incognito mode for the keyboard: The keyboard doesn’t remember or learn the words you type.
  • Browser precautions: Cookies, History, Cache Storage and even Javascript trackers have been turned off on the browser by default.
  • VPN Mode: For users that want to go an extra mile, turning on VPN mode will bounce your request through our various VPN servers as well.
  • No Permissions: We don’t ask for critical permissions like Location or Accounts, which prevents others from accessing it through us as well.
  • No Sign Up: You don’t need to sign up and create an account at any point of time.

How does your app work without permissions?

Truth be told, we do not need any permissions. Other browsers that ask for permissions are probably selling your data or doing unnecessary things with it. We don’t ask for it because we don’t need it. Snap Search will never ask for permissions.

What data do you collect?

We do not collect any of your data. Yes, we do have analytics that collect anonymous data that capture events such as clicks, which features are being used etc. But, we do not collect anything at all to identify our users or distinguish between them. We have absolutely 0 idea who you are.

How do you store our bookmarks if you don't collect data?

All data is stored offline. Nothing gets sent to us at any point of time. This also means that if you uninstall the app or switch phones, your settings or bookmarks cannot be recovered at any cost.

How many Search Engines do you guys have?

We’ve curated 46 engines/websites currently from what we feel are really popular in the world. They cater to wide audiences and are from various categories.

You can find a list of them here and in the app from the about section.

How do I use the VPN?

It’s really simple. Select a country from the options available (currently USA, UK, Canada, India, Germany, Spain, Italy, France and Brazil) and press the ‘VPN’ button next to it.

Your browsing session will be proxied through and your IP address masked for higher security.

Why are there no Tabs?!?!

We get this a lot. Thank you for asking. Yes, no tabs makes this really different compared to probably every other browser out there, but that is intentional for now.

  1. We want to remain search first for now, rather than a browser first. Think of it as a replacement for the ‘Google’ app you have on your device which also works like Chrome.
  2. It doesn’t fit in well with the current flow and would require a lot fo moving around.

That being said, this does not mean Snap Search will never have tabs.

Is this 100% free?

No, unfortunately not. Maintaining, building and doing so continuously requires time, effort and does have a cost too. To support this, there are certain features that are available to paid users only.

That being said, ALL users benefit from our superior privacy mode at all times. We do not compromise on your security if you’re a free user at all.

Can I pay using other methods apart from Google Payments?

Yes, you absolutely can. 

Due to Google’s policy, we can’t show it in the app. But here are the links:

You can using your credit/debit card or PayPal using the above method. You’ll receive a voucher code on successful payment which you can then use to activate premium instantly.

How do I apply my voucher code?

If you’ve received a voucher code, here are the steps to use it:

  1. Open the ‘Go Premium’ screen.
  2. Tap on the voucher icon on the top right corner.
  3. Enter your voucher code.
  4. Tap on submit.

If for some reason your voucher code doesn’t work and you’re sure you’ve entered it correctly, contact us and we’ll help you out.

I bought a subscription but I'm still not premium. How do I activate it?

Sorry about that, it shouldn’t have happened.

If you bought the subscription from inside the app using Google Payments, it should’ve activated for your instantly. If it didn’t, send us a screenshot via email and we’ll send you a voucher code to activate it manually.

If you bought the subscription externally, please enter the voucher code to activate premium.

When is Snap Search coming on iOS?

Thanks for asking! We’re currently in the development stage for the iOS version but it’s getting delayed due to the continuous updates and improvements in the Android version, because of which it’s becoming hard to keep up.

However, it is coming. It’s coming soon I assure you!