What features does Ghostery Start Tab offer?

Ghost Search

Our built-in private search engine does not store any personally identifiable information (PII) and works with sophisticated anonymization techniques to ensure users’ search queries remain completely private.

Dynamic result cards are displayed directly in the search drop-down as you type: simply start typing, select a suggested site or press Enter for more results. You can easily view weather forecasts, measurement and currency conversions, or top news related to your query in real time.

If users do not find what they want from our result cards, their query is automatically directed to another search engine.  Users can select which search engine they’d like as backup from the settings page. DuckDuckGo is our recommendation and current default.


More space for favorite websites

Ghostery Start Tab increases the number of available tiles for your favorite websites from eight (in the default Chrome new tab) to twelve. Six tiles will automatically display your most visited sites. The remaining six tiles can be filled manually with your favorite websites.


Customizable backgrounds

You can select different backgrounds to give Ghostery Start Tab a fresh look. Simply click the gear icon at the top right of the page to make your selection.


Top News

The Top News feature informs Ghostery Start Tab users about the most important events of the day. All linked articles originate from respected and trustworthy news domains. You can choose between a geographic variety of sources.


Privacy Statistics

The privacy statistics in Ghostery Start Tab show how Ghostery’s privacy features have impacted your browsing experience. On display are: the total number of trackers you’ve encountered, trackers you’ve blocked, data points anonymized, and ads blocked, over time. We’re working on bringing a more detailed version of this feature to the tab and extension, so stay tuned!

You can visit your Ghostery Start Tab settings to turn the statistics display on or off.


Add or remove features

You can choose the features you want to display (background, most visited sites, favorites, Ghost Search, Top News) on your default Ghostery Start Tab page by clicking on the gear icon at the upper right.