How to install Brave web browser on Ubuntu?

Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software Inc. It is a privacy-focused browser that is based on Chromium. It offers built-in ad-blocking and website tracking features.

In this article, I will show you the steps to install Brave browser on your Ubuntu system.

Features of Brave web browser

The key features of Brave web browser are –

  • Fast and secure
  • It has the inbuilt ad-blocking feature
  • The built-in website tracking feature
  • Crypto wallet
  • You can earn crypto tokens by opting into privacy-preserving, first-party ads.

How to install Brave on Ubuntu

Follow the given steps to install the Brave browser on your Ubuntu system.

First, use the following command install curl and allow apt over HTTPS –

sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl

Next, add Brave browser repository key on your system –

curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-release.gpg add -

Now add the Brave repository on your system –

echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list

Update the package repository by using –

sudo apt update

Finally use the following command to install the Brave browser on your system –

sudo apt install brave-browser -y

This will start the installation of the Brave browser on your system.

Launch Brave on Ubuntu

Once the installation is successful you can launch Brave browser from the activities dashboard. Seach brave and click on the icon as you can see in the image below.

search brave

When it opens you can start browsing here.

Brave browser

How to remove brave from Ubuntu

For any reason, if you want to remove this browser from your system, you can remove it by following the given steps.

Uninstall the brave browser by using –

sudo apt remove brave-browser

Use the following command to remove any dependent package that is still in your system –

sudo apt autoremove

Remove the brave repository from your system.

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list*

Conclusion

You have successfully installed Brave web browser on your system. Now if you have a query then write us in the comments below.

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