SearXNG is a free internet metasearch engine which aggregates results from various search services and databases. Users are neither tracked nor profiled.
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Privacy-respecting, hackable metasearch engine lists ready-to-use running instances.

A user, admin and developer handbook is available on the homepage.

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Ask questions or just chat about SearXNG on

#searxng on which is bridged to Matrix.

Differences to searx

SearXNG is a fork of searx, with notable changes:

User experience

  • Reworked (and still simple) theme:
    • Usable on desktop, tablet and mobile.
    • Light and dark versions (available in the preferences).
    • Right-to-left language support.
    • Screenshots
  • The translations are up to date, you can contribute on Weblate
  • The preferences page has been updated:
    • Browse which engines are reliable or not.
    • Engines are grouped inside each tab.
    • Each engine has a description.
  • Thanks to the anonymous metrics, it is easier to report malfunctioning engines, so they get fixed quicker
  • Administrators can block and/or replace the URLs in the search results


  • No need for Morty to proxy images, even on a public instance.
  • No need for Filtron to block bots, as there is now a built-in limiter.
  • A well maintained Docker image, now also built for ARM64 and ARM/v7 architectures. (Alternatively there are up to date installation scripts.)


  • Readable debug log.
  • Contributing is easier, thanks to the Development Quickstart guide.
  • A lot of code cleanup and bugfixes.
  • Up to date list dependencies.


Help translate SearXNG at Weblate


You can contribute from your browser using GitHub Codespaces:

  • Fork the repository
  • Click on the <> Code green button
  • Click on the Codespaces tab instead of Local
  • Click on Create codespace on master
  • VSCode is going to start in the browser
  • Wait for git pull && make install to appears and then to disapear
  • You have 120 hours per month (see also your list of existing Codespaces)
  • You can start SearXNG using make run in the terminal or by pressing Ctrl+Shift+B.


Support the SearXNG project by clicking the donation page:

Thank you :)

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