A new Halal web browser, SalamWeb, has been launched by a Malaysian startup. The web browser is in accordance with Islamic teachings and privacy concerns.

It is available on both mobile and desktop and provides a friendly web experience to the Muslims. There are different features available on the app that includes both messaging and news.

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Hasni Zarina Mohamed Khan the Managing Director at SalamWeb revealed that currently the app is primarily used in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Hasni Zarina said, “We want to make the internet a better place. We know the internet has the good and the bad, so SalamWeb offers you a tool to create this window that lets you go to the internet to see the good.”

Khan said that the aim is to capture 10% of the 1.8 billion Muslim population around the globe. Furthermore she said that in the backdrop of Google and Facebook, there are different challenges they are facing.

The Managing Director said, “We’re promoting universal values although SalamWeb is targeted to Muslims, it can be used by anyone. The internet can be a harmful place. It’s obvious that we need an alternative.”

Only community-approved content is considered appropriate for SalamWeb. If users come across a website having pornographic or unethical content, they are warned about it. Other than this the app have other features like prayer timings, Qibla direction etc.

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