How to turn off popups and prompts in DuckDuckGo?

When you search in DuckDuckGo you might have noticed popups like the one below, that prompt you to install add-on or signup for a newsletter, etc...
DuckDuckGo extension prompt in Edge
Here is how to turn off these prompts in DuckDuckGo
  • Go to DuckDuckGo website.
  • Click on the Hamburger menu on the top right corner. A new sidebar will open.
  • Now click on the Other Settings option.
  • In the General tab, turn off options under
    • Install DuckDuckGo (Popup & Homepage)
    • Privacy Newsletter (Popup & Homepage)
    • Homepage Privacy Tips (in Homepage)

    • Help Improve DuckDuckGo (it is a popup for feedback, not telemetry)

DuckDuckGo Settings Screenshot
  • Click on the Save button to save your changes.
Not only have we disabled the popups but the homepage also looks a lot cleaner. The below picture shows how the webpage looks before and after the settings change.

Before & After settings change