BAT Community Weekly Update: 07/27/2018 to 08/02/2018 — Brave Browser on iOS app now offers DuckDuckGo search in private tabs, machine learning based reader mode coming to Brave, user to user referral program on the way!
Welcome to this week's BAT Community Update! Big thanks to [u/MurphD](https://www.reddit.com/u/MurphD) for his excellent contributions!
**Brave Browser iOS App Now Offers DuckDuckGo Search in Private Tabs**
We recently partnered with [DuckDuckGo](https://duckduckgo.com/) to improve privacy on the web by integrating a new DuckDuckGo search feature within Private Tabs in Brave’s [desktop browser](https://brave.com/brave-and-duckduckgo-partner-to-improve-privacy-on-the-web/). We’re excited to announce that this feature is now available to [Brave iOS](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brave-web-browser/id1052879175?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4) (version 1.6.3) users to give them the leading online privacy features they expect from Brave.
With the ability to set the custom default search engine to DuckDuckGo for Private Tabs in Brave iOS, users can now search without the search engine collecting personal data about them. Other search engines track users even when they are used inside of private browsing modes, unlike DuckDuckGo which [does not ever collect or share](https://duckduckgo.com/privacy) personal information. DuckDuckGo is becoming the world’s most trusted search engine and had over 16 billion cumulative anonymous searches as of 2017.
**Machine learning based Reader Mode coming to Brave**
[BrendanEich @BrendanEich](https://twitter.com/BrendanEich) Replying to [@NotWesleyWelker](https://twitter.com/NotWesleyWelker) [@\_baxuz](https://twitter.com/_baxuz) [@dhh](https://twitter.com/dhh) We have a Reader mode coming based on machine learning (crawl-trained) that is superfast even compared to Safari. Hope to have a blog post about it soon, cc:[ @convoluted\_code](https://twitter.com/convoluted_code). [31 Jul 2018](https://twitter.com/BrendanEich/status/1024460763627368448)
**User to user referral program coming!**