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 1.27.109:
- Fixed “Maximum number of ads displayed” incorrectly being set to 0 after upgrade in certain cases.
- Upgraded Chromium to 92.0.4515.115.
Changes in Brave Browser 1.27.108:
- Added new hourly options under “Maximum number of ads displayed” for Brave Ads notifications.
- Added “Don’t ask me again” button to Wayback Machine infobar.
- [Security] Migrated Tor log from disk to memory as reported on HackerOne by sickcodes.
- Implemented additional WebGL extensions blocking logic.
- Improved “Disconnected” Brave Rewards wallet state.
- Updated default search engine for new installations in certain regions.
- Updated Brave Rewards wallet verification modal under brave://rewards/#verify.
- Updated Brave Ads UI to show estimated pending rewards for current month only.
- Updated fingerprinting protections to always return light mode when set to strict.
- Fixed issue where “Current earnings this month (estimated)” incorrectly decreased in certain cases.
- Fixed various IPFS issues.
- Fixed TLS pins not working.
- Upgraded Chromium to 92.0.4515.107.
Changes in Brave Browser 1.26.77:
- Upgraded Chromium to 91.0.4472.164.
Changes in Brave Browser 1.26.74:
- Renamed “Brave Search beta” to “Brave” in several locations including onboarding and the URL bar.
- Upgraded Chromium to 91.0.4472.124.
Changes in Brave Browser 1.26.67:
- Added Brave Search beta to the list of available search engines.
- Added FTX widget to the New Tab Page.
- Added QR code generator to the URL bar.
- Added explict opt-in to Brave News.
- Added the ability for users to import P2P keys for use with IPFS.
- Added the ability for users to publish content using P2P keys with IPFS.
- [Security] Fixed CNAME uncloaking when proxy is set as reported on HackerOne by neeythann.
- Updated adblocking to prevent DNS lookups for CNAME decloaking when requests are already blocked.
- Updated the “Learn more” link on the IPFS interstitial page and under brave://settings/ipfs.
- Updated brave://version to show full variation names.
- Renamed Brave Today to Brave News.
- Removed “Block element via selector” from the Brave extension.
- Fixed URL bar search not working in private windows when the search provider was set by an extension.
- Fixed issue where users were unable to share a local file or folder using IPFS.
- Fixed IPFS sub menu not appearing on the hamburger menu until browser restart.
- Fixed Brave being registered as an FTP handler on Linux.
- Fixed issue where the Brave News customize button could incorrectly link to “Customize Dashboard” modal in certain cases.
- Upgraded Chromium to 91.0.4472.114.
Changes in Brave Browser 1.25.73:
- Fixed Brave Shields appearing disabled even though enabled in certain cases.
- Upgraded Chromium to 91.0.4472.106.
Changes in Brave Browser 1.25.70:
- Implemented temporary workaround for U2F transport for Ledger devices.
Changes in Brave Browser 1.25.68:
- Added custom tip amounts to Brave Rewards.
- Added the ability to publish a webpage to IPFS.
- Added the ability to import local files to IPFS.
- Added support for resolution of Unstoppable Domains with IPFS records via Ethereum.
- Added support for “$csp” filter list rules in blocking engine.
- Enabled logging of Brave Rewards errors by default.
- Updated UI for selecting page elements to hide.
- Updated UI for “My Node” button under brave://ipfs-internals.
- Preserved ephemeral storage partitions for a few seconds to improve compatibility with some authentication flows.
- Disabled additional parts of Google’s FLoC system.
- Disabled FirstParty Sets.
- Disabled Brave Rewards on ipfs:// pages.
- Reduced BAT threshold before being able to verify Uphold two-way user wallet from 25 to 15 BAT.
- Removed Wallet and IPFS from brave://settings page in Guest windows.
- Removed “Make a call from” Chromium dialog for synced mobile devices.
- Fixed estimated pending rewards not correctly reflecting claims.
- Fixed Brave Rewards panel display for ipns:// pages.
- Fixed handling of Brave Rewards disabled state for various P3A metrics.
- Upgraded Chromium to 91.0.4472.77.
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: 78.1 MB