What is Safe Browsing?


Safe Browsing is a Google service that lets client applications check URLs against Google's constantly updated lists of unsafe web resources. Examples of unsafe web resources are social engineering sites (phishing and deceptive sites) and sites that host malware or unwanted software. Come see what's possible.

With Safe Browsing you can:

  • Check pages against our Safe Browsing lists based on platform and threat types.
  • Warn users before they click links in your site that may lead to infected pages.
  • Prevent users from posting links to known infected pages from your site.

The Safe Browsing APIs (v3) are now deprecated. All Safe Browsing API clients should use the (v4) APIs going forward.

Support for existing (v3) clients will be provided through early 2017.

Legacy Version (deprecated)