Brave Browser is a free, fast, secure and open source web browsing application based on the Chromium and available for your all devices. Complete with a built-in ad blocker that prevents tracking and provides security protection with optimized data and battery performance.
The Brave is much more than a web browser, it is a new way of thinking about how the web works. Brave is on a mission to fix the web by giving users a safer, faster and better browsing experience while growing support for content creators through a new attention-based ecosystem of rewards.
Browse Faster – Load pages 3x to 6x faster
Watch Brave in action, head-to-head-to-head against Chrome and Firefox. Brave loads pages three times as fast out of the box with nothing to install, learn or manage.
Switching is easy – Import and continue where you left off
It’s easy to import your settings from your old browser. You can do it during the welcome tour or later through the menus. All of your old browser profiles will appear in a list. You can import other browser data through the main menu item called “Import Bookmarks and Settings.”
Support your favorite sites with Brave Rewards
Turn on Brave Rewards and give a little back to the sites you frequent most. Earn frequent flyer-like tokens (BAT) for viewing privacy-respecting ads through Brave and help fund the content you love.
The browser can automatically distribute your contributions based on how much time you spend on sites. Or, you can choose to tip sites directly, and even offer a fixed monthly tip amount.
All of this works while keeping your browsing history private. Your funds are made available to site owners through an anonymous ledger system, so you can’t be identified based on the sites you visit and support. Over 10,000 publishers and content creators have registered to receive Brave Rewards.
Remember: these contributions are optional – browsing the web with Brave Browser is free.
Brave Browser Feature List:
- Ad blocking
- Fingerprinting prevention
- Cookie control
- HTTPS upgrading
- Block scripts
- Per-site shield settings
- Configurable global shield defaults
- Earn by viewing private ads
- Tip your favorite creators
- Contribute monthly to sites
- Auto-contribute to sites
- Verify with Uphold and move funds in and out of your wallet
- Become a verified creator and start earning BAT from tips, contributions and referrals
Tabs and Windows
- Private Windows
- Pinned Tabs
- Drag and drop
- Close Options
- Find on page
- Print page
- Clear browsing data
- Built-in password manager
- Form autofill
- Control content access to full-screen presentation
- Control site access to autoplay media
- Send “Do not track” with browsing requests
- Choose default search engine
- Use keyboard shortcuts for alternate search engines
- Option to use DuckDuckGo for private window search
- Add Bookmark
- Autosuggest URLs
- Search from address bar
- Autosuggest search terms
- Show/hide bookmarks toolbar
- Show secure or insecure site
Extensions and Plugins
- Brave Desktop now supports most of the Chrome extensions in the chrome web store
Changes in Brave Browser 1.31.87:
- Added support for custom filter lists in shields via brave://adblock.
- Added WDP (Web Discovery Project) into Brave.
- Added support for adaptive CAPTCHA.
- Added Brave agent version suffix to go-ipfs.
- Updated default search engine to Brave Search for new installations in certain regions.
- Updated rewards panel design.
- Updated Private Window New Tab page design.
- Improved handling of default wallet settings under brave://settings/wallet.
- Removed tipping banner warning for unverified publishers.
- Removed “Brave” from User Agent when visiting DuckDuckGo.
- Removed Uphold “x-client-partner” header.
- Removed “IdleDetection” from brave://settings/content.
- Removed known user tracking parameter “twclid” from Twitter query strings.
- Disabled brave://flags/#copy-link-to-text by default.
- Fixed CAPTCHA failing when using custom scaling in certain cases.
- Fixed default settings under brave://settings/wallet not working in certain cases for both Crypto Wallet and MetaMask.
- Fixed MetaMask failing to connect to web3 websites within Brave.
- Fixed Greaselion extension appearing as corrupted in the terminal/command line interface.
- Fixed IPFS protocol badge linked to node diagnostics instead of settings.
- Fixed being able to both remove and add peers even though IPFS is not activated.
- Fixed Speedreader icon incorrectly appearing in certain cases.
- Fixed escape and encoded characters being displayed within articles when viewed using Speedreader.
- Fixed article titles being cut short when viewed within Speedreader.
- Fixed blue border appearing on top of window when focused.
- Upgraded Chromium to 95.0.4638.54.
Changes in Brave Browser 1.30.89:
- Fixed renderer crash that could occur in certain cases.
- Upgraded Chromium to 94.0.4606.81.
Changes in Brave Browser 1.30.86:
- Added the ability for Brave to handle searches from Windows Shell and Cortana.
- Added “Index other search engines” setting under brave://settings/search.
- Added the ability to disable Tor via Admin policy on macOS and Linux.
- Added the ability to right click in brave://rewards-internals logs.
- [Security] Added IPFS gateway URL validation.
- Improved “Disconnected” Brave Rewards wallet options.
- Updated default (standard) adblocking to generally allow first-party requests.
- Removed known user tracking parameters from URLs.
- Fixed overlapping text in download infobar.
- Fixed Brave specific URLs not being listed under brave://about.
- Fixed inability to remove IPNS keys under brave://settings/ipfs/keys.
- Fixed issue with IPFS shutdown and restart in certain cases.
- Upgraded Chromium to 94.0.4606.61.
Changes in Brave Browser 1.29.80:
- Updated the bookmarks folder icon on the bookmarks bar.
- Fixed Chromecast crashing in certain cases and re-added “Media Router” setting (disabled by default) under “brave://settings/extensions”.
- Fixed crash when opening brave://settings/content/autoplay.
- Fixed Brave Talk not being recognized when rewards is enabled due to Greaselion precondition not being met with multiple profiles.
Changes in Brave Browser 1.29.79:
- Fixed issue where site settings were not being retained in certain cases.
- Fixed invalid certificate error being displayed when visiting “*.eth.link” sites.
- Fixed issue where images were not being displayed for the promo cards under brave://rewards page in certain cases.
Changes in Brave Browser 1.29.77:
- Fixed not being able to download files from Google Drive due to cookies being blocked.
- Upgraded Chromium to 93.0.4577.63. (Changelog for 93.0.4577.63)
Changes in Brave Browser 1.29.76:
- Added Gemini two-way Brave Rewards wallet.
- Added prompt to enable crash reporting.
- Added support for launching Brave with a Tor window when using the terminal/command line interface.
- Added “Show Search Tabs button” setting under brave://settings/appearance.
- Added “walletActive” parameter to the stats usage ping.
- Added ephemeral support to “BroadcastChannel”.
- Added Uphold user ID under brave://rewards-internals to assist with rewards support.
- Added a “Relaunch” button which displays after the in-line “Tips Settings” are modified.
- Changed the location of QR code for iOS devices to be under the “Manage Your Wallet” modal on brave://rewards page.
- Updated the date of installation parameter in the stats ping to expire in 30 days.
- Reduced the height of the download bar.
- Removed the Brave Rewards semi-verified user wallet state which occurred in certain cases.
- Fixed IPFS links not being fully displayed in the Brave Rewards panel.
- Fixed mute button moving when hovering on an inactive tab.
- Fixed the close “x” button not being shown on tab hover with small tab size on macOS.
- Fixed inconsistent capitalization in menu items on Windows and Linux.
- Upgraded Chromium to 93.0.4577.58. (Changelog for 93.0.4577.58)
Changes in Brave Browser 1.28.106:
- Upgraded Chromium to 92.0.4515.159.
Changes in Brave Browser 1.28.105:
- Added display ads to the Brave News feed.
- Added setting to “Automatically send daily usage ping to Brave” under brave://settings/privacy.
- Added support for additional currencies in the Gemini widget.
- Added the ability for users to rotate IPFS keys.
- Added p2p key export for IPFS.
- Updated the placement of “Privacy and security” section under brave://settings.
- Updated the custom header list to be hard-coded.
- Updated adblocking to collapse HTML elements with blocked image or iframe requests.
- Updated icons used for certain file types when Brave is set as the default application.
- Updated the bookmarks folder icon on the bookmarks bar.
- Updated the Ads History view from 7 days to 30 days.
- Removed duplicate separator under right click context menu.
- Fixed Brave Rewards wallet being reset after upgrading in certain cases.
- Fixed IPFS migration.
- Fixed “Connected peers” not being reset to 0 once IPFS node is stopped.
- Fixed delete button not appearing on brave://history when using the search box.
Homepage – https://brave.com
Supported Operating Systems:
- Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 or later
- OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later
- 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04+, Mint 17+, Debian 9+, openSUSE 15+, Fedora Linux 28+, or CentOS/RHEL 8+
- iOS 12.0 or later.
- Varies with Android device
Size: 82.5 MB