Brave Browser

You deserve a better Internet.

Get unmatched speed, security and privacy by blocking trackers. Earn rewards by opting into our privacy-respecting ads and help give publishers back their fair share of Internet revenue.

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.

 

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

Browsing the web with Brave is free: with Brave Rewards activated, you can support the content creators you love at the amount that works for you.

Brave 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 is free.

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Experience unparalleled privacy and security.

Brave fights malware and prevents tracking, keeping your information safe and secure. It’s our top priority.

Brave servers neither see nor store your browsing data – it stays private, on your devices, until you delete it. Which means we won’t ever sell your data to third parties.

Customize your shield settings

Choose your settings on a per-site or browser-wide basis. See how many ads and trackers are being blocked by Brave every day on the New Tab Page.

Security meets simplicity

If you’re willing to research, download, and install multiple extensions, and carefully configure and correctly maintain settings in both the browser and extensions, you can match some of Brave’s privacy and security.

Brave does all that work for you. Simple, right?

Whenever possible using the HTTPS Everywhere list, Brave automatically upgrades to HTTPS for secure, encrypted communications when an ordinary browser would use an insecure connection.

 

Defaults that matter

Browse confidently with default settings that block phishing, malware, and mal-advertising. Also, plugins, which have proven to be a security risk, are disabled by default.

 

Sync your devices bravely Brave Sync, currently in beta, can be enabled to encrypt and synchronize your preferred settings and bookmarks. However, Brave does not have the keys to decrypt your data.

 

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Brave Browser Feature List

Shields

  • Ad blocking
  • Fingerprinting prevention
  • Cookie control
  • HTTPS upgrading
  • Block scripts
  • Per-site shield settings
  • Configurable global shield defaults
 

Brave Rewards

  • 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 & Windows

  • Private Windows
  • Pinned Tabs
  • Auto-unload
  • Drag and drop
  • Duplicate
  • Close Options
  • Find on page
  • Print page
 

Security

  • Clear browsing data
  • Built-in password manager
  • Form auto fill
  • Control content access to full-screen presentation
  • Control site access to auto play media
  • Send “Do not track” with browsing requests

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Search

  • Choose default search engine
  • Use keyboard shortcuts for alternate search engines
  • Option to use DuckDuckGo for private window search
 

Extensions/Plugins

Brave Desktop now supports most of the Chrome extensions in the chrome web store

 

Address Bar

  • Add Bookmark
  • Autosuggest URLs
  • Search from address bar
  • Autosuggest search terms
  • Show/hide bookmarks toolbar
  • Show secure or insecure site

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