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Google said to add a new setting to the Pixel Launcher in Europe so that users can change the default search engine

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Google said to add a new setting to the Pixel Launcher in Europe so that users can change the default search engine

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Google Pixel Smartphone users in Europe have reported seeing an option to change the default search engine. The option is said to appear in the settings of the Pixel Launcher, which is the default launcher for all Pixel smartphones. The option to change the search engine is said to have been offered by the tech giant to comply with the European Union (EU). Digital Markets Act (DMA) which has been implemented recently. Notably, Apple also added support for alternative app marketplaces and allowed third-party browsers to run their own browser engines to comply with the Act.

It was reported. shared By tipster Mishal Rahman on X (formerly known as Twitter). Based on screenshots shared by a Mastodon user, Rahman said, “A user told me that they could change their search engines from the Search Engine Selector app. A notification has been received to select. After changing the search provider, the icon in the search bar is updated to reflect the user’s provider selection. Notification Confirmation Pixel phones based in Europe Many other users did too.

Clicking on the notification will reportedly take the user to a new setting option called Search engine. To access it manually, users can visit Pixel Launcher’s Setting >*Home screen search settings > Search engine*. Once the user enters the menu, a message says, “Select the app you’ll use to search the web. This will affect the search and content on your home screen.”

Below the message, users will reportedly see all the search engines they have installed on their phones. Also some popular search engines Google Microsoft Bing, DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, and Perplexity are AI.

Recently, Google published a blog post detailing how it will comply with the new regulations. The tech giant said it has implemented more than 20 product changes to search results and added an option to choose whether users want to share their data with Google services. It also said it would soon add an “additional choice screen” to let users change the default search engine or browser. Based on information from the tipster, it looks like Google has already started rolling out this feature. However, this has yet to be extended to non-pixels. Android Phones


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