Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Kagi Search is a lightning-fast, user-centric, 100% privacy-respecting search engine with results augmented by non-commercial indexes and personalized searches. Kagi features a clean, high-performance user interface with only the most relevant results and no telemetry, ads, or collection of private information. You can learn more about its unique features, including the use of Lenses and Personalized Results.

We are confident that Kagi will help you amplify your search abilities, become more creative in finding information, and accelerate your productivity.

How do I set Kagi as my default search engine?

You can install a free browser extension or manually configure your browser to use Kagi Search. Check out our documentation for details.

Why does Kagi Search require an account?

Kagi Search requires an account only because it is a paid service which requires an account for the transaction.

Note that Kagi does not collect any personal information for billing and that you can even use an anonymous payment card such as PrivacyHQ if you want to.

Why does Kagi Search require an email address?

We require an email address to be able to verify the account really belongs to you in the following cases:

  • To handle the account recovery (in case you lose your password)
  • In case you contact us via email with an account related questions (in particular requests to delete your account or change your subscription)

Note that you can use an anonymous email provider such as SimpleLogin with Kagi Search.

Kagi does need your personal information and the above requirements are just bare minimums needed in order to be able to operate a subscription business.

I have privacy concerns over linking my search queries with my credit card. Why should I trust you?

We do not log search queries. Queries you type are never associated with your account. The simple reason is we don't have any reason to do so, as it would only be a liability for us. We are in the business of selling search results, not user data.

You can also check our privacy policy for more information.

What data does Kagi collect?

Only bare necessities to run the service. Please see our privacy policy and our documentation about privacy protection for more information.


How do Kagi's features compare to other search engines?

Kagi has key features you won't find in other search engines.

How do I get help with Kagi?

Beyond using this knowledge base, you have several options:

  • We have a feedback forum for bug reports and feature requests.
  • We have a Discord server where you can provide general feedback and directly communicate with our community.
  • You can email for help. Before emailing, please see if your issue has been addressed on this knowledge base or the feedback forum.