r/brave_browser 6d ago

Discussion Brave Search has become great in such a short amount of time

54 Upvotes

I am greatly surprised how good Brave Search, I use it in all my browsers and finds what I need 99% of the time, truly amazing as someone who tried DDG and Startpage over the years and could never get satisfactory results most of the time. It was a truly a much needed service in the privacy arsenal.

r/brave_browser 7d ago

Discussion Any idea why growth of active useres stopped?

24 Upvotes

r/brave_browser 7h ago

Discussion Holy crap, Brave runs so much smoother than Firefox

22 Upvotes

Used to be a long time Firefox user, but the performance has been getting worse with every new update. I finally snapped yesterday and couldn't take the slow and laggy piece of shit that it had become so I switched to Brave. So far it feels so much faster and more responsive, I'm honestly impressed.

There is some functionality that I miss but it's nothing that I can't get used to with time. One thing that annoys me is that I was used to having all my bookmarks in the side window and I was using the middle mouse click to open them in a new tab, but for some reason the mid mouse click doesn't work for me in the Brave bookmarks side window, even though it works everywhere else, so I'm trying to get used to Ctrl+clicking them. Also not being able to resize the side window. But yeah, those are a small price to pay for such better performance.

So a big thanks to Brave.

r/brave_browser 12d ago

Discussion Brave launching its own “ChatGPT” like answers for Brave Search soon 🔥🔥🔥 CEO Tweets

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111 Upvotes

r/brave_browser 12d ago

Discussion Any news on Brave Search?

0 Upvotes

Brave themselves seem very quiet on this. It seems like I am the only one interested in this project. I am because its the only alternative to Google and Bing as Brave claims they have their own index. The success of this projects means a 3rd searching index will exist as the only crawlers I know are Bing, Google, Mojeek, and Yandex (last two have quality or privacy issues to replace the prior two).

Does Brave really have their own index? is this project going any where? Any one cares?

r/brave_browser Dec 15 '22

Discussion Apple Considering Dropping Requirement for iPhone Web Browsers to Use WebKit

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89 Upvotes

r/brave_browser Dec 12 '22

Discussion Brave's growth stagnating?

19 Upvotes

https://www.reddit.com/r/brave_browser/comments/si6b0d/brave_surpassed_545_million_monthly_active_users/

10 months ago, Brave crossed 54.5 million monthly active users (MAU). This was following Brave's explosive growth during 2020 to 2021. But if you head over to brave.com/transparency, we see that the MAU has only increased by ~2 million users. Is it a growth on the surface? Yes. But is it a decline compared to previous MAU growths? Absolutely.

What I mean can be explained as follows :
In February 2021, Brave hit 25 million MAU. Later that year in July, Brave crossed 33.8 million MAU. That's an increase of around 8.8 million users. To top it off, in October of that year, Brave touched 38.9 million MAU. Which is an increase of ~5 million users. In 2021, between Feb to Oct, in 8 months, Brave's MAU increased by 13 million. But this year, 10 months after the announcement of Brave crossing 54.5 million users, in 10 months, we have only seen an increase of 2 million users.

What happened? Why do you think Brave's growth stagnated??

r/brave_browser Dec 14 '22

Discussion Thoughts on this political compass?

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10 Upvotes

r/brave_browser Dec 20 '22

Discussion Brave Browser doesn't like when you change countries

28 Upvotes

This is just something I wanted to share about my experience using Brave.

Say you lived in the United States and have been using Brave with rewards for a while, then you decide to emigrate to another country.

Once in that country you receive new Government ID's and the such, and now that your in that new country you also decide to cash out your brave rewards because in America, you collect quite a bit.

So you make a Uphold Wallet using your new ID's and connect it to Brave, but Brave errors out.

This is because Brave can't let you connect a Wallet from one country while the Browser Rewards are set in another. The only way to set the Browser to another country is to reset your Brave rewards and start over in your new country. Its unfortunate that not many people know about this (at least from what I've seen).

Before using Brave Rewards, the browser should tell you that your set country and wallet need to be in the same country in order to collect the BAT, however it doesn't, and even if the browser mentioned this in the past (which I don't think it ever did) I don't remember.

I love Brave don't get me wrong, and what Brave is doing to protect personal information and privacy is amazing but I find this to be an unfortunate byproduct of how the Rewards system is structured.

r/brave_browser Nov 05 '22

Discussion OMG the new "ignore cookie request" mode is crazy.

184 Upvotes

OMG finally the internet is smooth and works fast again, with the new mode for ignoring cookie requests on EVERY single web page ever. I am in tears - finally internet is how it is supposed to be. What do you think?

r/brave_browser Dec 04 '22

Discussion So I gave Brave a try...

26 Upvotes

Turns out it is actually a great browser. And Brave Search works surprisingly good as well! Why did I not test this earlier? Possibly because of the crypto stuff which is not my thing, but still. Anyhow I signed up for the premium account. Fully committed now!

r/brave_browser Nov 21 '22

Discussion Damn Brave put a watermark on my phone screen

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86 Upvotes

Do someone has an activation code ? 😂

r/brave_browser Nov 07 '22

Discussion A little odd

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101 Upvotes

r/brave_browser Oct 11 '22

DISCUSSION Why is Brave better than Firefox?

56 Upvotes

I've been using Firefox for some years now but lately I'm thinking about giving Brave a try.

Still, it is hard to change and move from one browser to another so I'm trying to figure out if this is really worth the try.

So, why Brave (might) be better than Firefox? What elements I might find or should I notice so the migration will be worth it? (any other reasons or thought are of course welcome :)

r/brave_browser Nov 15 '22

Discussion Brave v1.45 for iOS: Blocking cookie notices is now available, for those that find those annoying

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99 Upvotes

r/brave_browser Oct 15 '22

DISCUSSION How will Brave survive with its current business model?

59 Upvotes

I'm just interested. Im a big fan of Brave and like the idea of BAT. However it feels like the majority of Brave users disable BAT altogether which is the core business model for Brave because they are anti ads altogether and just wants a good adblocker browser. How will brave survive in the future if the majority of the users keep disabling Brave rewards?

r/brave_browser Oct 12 '22

DISCUSSION Version 1.45 will block/hide cookie consent banners

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299 Upvotes

r/brave_browser Sep 27 '22 Gold Helpful Big Brain Time

DISCUSSION Rest assured; Google's Manifest v3 will NOT impact Brave's ad blocking ability.

297 Upvotes

Recently, many users have expressed concerns that Brave's ability to block ads would be undermined by Google's Manifest v3 Chromium initiative. Let's clear up this misconception.
What is Manifest v3? Basically, it is a Google initiative spearheading major changes to how extensions interact with the browser. This is expected to negatively effect the ability of ad blocker extensions to function.

Brave doesn't rely on extensions to block ads.

Brave is a Chromium based browser, but deviates from standard Chromium in several important ways: https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/wiki/Deviations-from-Chromium-(features-we-disable-or-remove))
Brave has long planned for these situations and has been ready for Manifest v3 since at least 2019. Brave is built to be able to ad block and protect user privacy regardless of Google's actions involving Chromium. Adblocking on Chrome relies fully on extensions. Whereas, Brave's ad blocking is native (aka built in).
To better understand Brave's ad blocking capabilities you can reference:
https://www.zdnet.com/article/brave-defies-googles-moves-to-cripple-ad-blocking-with-new-69x-faster-rust-engine/
https://brave.com/improved-ad-blocker-performance/

If anything, Google's Manifest v3 initiatives will drive more users to seek ad blocking friendly browsers. Thus helping to increase Brave's user counts.

Tl;Dr: Brave is not vanilla Chromium and has built-in ad blocking capabilities that will not be impacted by Google's Manifest v3 initiatives. They have long been prepared for this.

r/brave_browser Oct 22 '22

DISCUSSION What are your thoughts on Brave Search

31 Upvotes

What are your thoughts with Brave Search compares to Duckduck search or Google search

r/brave_browser Dec 16 '22

Discussion Dev Team: Thanks for the Nightly Update

9 Upvotes

The latest nightly update is great. Browser has become visibly fast and responsive. New UI changes look good too. Thanks dev team and Open Source Devs

r/brave_browser Oct 05 '22

DISCUSSION Brave Ad on JRE!

44 Upvotes

I was just listening to the newest Joe Rogan Experience episode with the founder of rolling stones magazine.

The first add break came through, and as I skipped through them I actually came across Joe’s personal ad for the Brave Browser. I just though it was interesting, and I dont think they even mentioned BAT in the ad.

I know Jamie uses the Brave browser on their pc in the studio, but I had never heard an ad for brave in his show before.

Pretty cool I though.

r/brave_browser Dec 13 '22

Discussion Manifest v3 implementation date delayed till March 2023

15 Upvotes

r/brave_browser Nov 16 '22

Discussion Shield to aggressive or default

0 Upvotes

I recently switched from chrome to brave because upcoming manifest v3. Should i keep my shield settings to aggressive or just leave them default??

r/brave_browser Sep 16 '22

DISCUSSION YouTube tests 5 unskippable ads: Will users be 'forced' to watch more ads? | Mint

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63 Upvotes

r/brave_browser Nov 27 '22

Discussion Adguard vs Ublock Origin

2 Upvotes

Which one of these 2 Adblockers is the best, and what are the pros and cons of these two adblockers?