Desktop Browser Speed Test
Watch Brave in action, head-to-head-to-head against Chrome and Firefox. Brave loads pages twice as fast out of the box with nothing to install, learn or manage.
Experience unparalleled privacy and security.
Brave fights malware and prevents tracking, keeping your information safe and secure. It’s our top priority.
We’re not in the personal data business.
Our 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.
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
Brave Shields keep your browsing experience fast, safe, and private.
Brave blocks ads and trackers
You can’t be identified or tracked from site to site without your knowledge.
Customize your shields
Choose your settings on a per-site or browser-wide basis. See how many ads and trackers are being blocked by Brave every day by looking at your dashboard.
Secure site upgrades
Whenever possible, 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 malvertising. 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.
Give Some Back
Support your favorite sites with Brave’s blockchain-based tokens called Basic Attention Tokens. (coming soon to mobile)
Activate Brave Payments and give a little back to the sites you frequent most. Help fund the content you love – even when you block ads.
Browsing the web with Brave is free: with Brave Payments activated, you can support the content creators you love.
Use Brave Payments to choose a contribution amount that works for you – from a few dollars a month on up to be divided among your favorite sites and content creators.
Brave can automatically distribute your contributions based on how much time you spend on sites. Or, you can choose to control exactly which sites receive what percentage of your contributions.
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 — even by our own servers. Over 10,000 publishers and content creators have registered to receive Brave Payments.
Remember: these contributions are optional – browsing the web with Brave is free.
Here are some of the features found in the Brave Browser
(Features marked with an asterix are pending on one or more platforms.)
- PDF JS*
- Flash (off by default)*
- Widevine (off by default)
- Add Bookmark
- Autosuggest URLs
- Search from address bar
- Autosuggest search terms
- Show or hide bookmarks toolbar*
- Show page load time*
- Show secure or insecure site
- Show text and/or icons in bookmarks toolbar*
- Tab Previews*
- Session Tabs*
- Private Tabs
- Pinned Tabs*
- Drag and drop*
- Tab Pages*
- Close Options
- Find on page
- Print page
- Choose default search engine
- Use keyboard shortcuts for alternate search engines*
- Option to use DuckDuckGo for private tab search*
- Ad blocking
- Fingerprinting prevention*
- Cookie control*
- HTTPS upgrading*
- Block scripts*
- Per-site shield settings
- Configurable global shield defaults
- Clear browsing data
- Built-in password manager
- Support for 1Password, Dashlane, Lastpass, and bitwarden*
- Form autofill
- Control content access to full-screen presentation*
- Control site access to autoplay media*Send “Do not track” with browsing requests
Brave is on a mission to build a better web by creating a faster, safer, and fairer browsing experience – all while supporting content creators through a groundbreaking contribution system.
The new Brave browser blocks the ads and trackers that slow you down, chew up your bandwidth, and invade your privacy. Brave even lets you contribute to your favorite creators automatically.