How to Install Brave Browser in Linux

Brave is a free, fast, secure, and cross-platform web browser aimed at user privacy and security. It is a browser where security meets simplicity. In terms of speed, it loads pages three times as fast out of the box with nothing to install, learn, or manage.

It features customizable shields for ad blocking, fingerprinting prevention, cookie control, HTTPS upgrade, block scripts, per-site settings, and more. It supports security by enabling users to clear browsing data, comes with a built-in password manager, form autofill, controls content access to the fullscreen presentation, controls site access to autoplay media, and more.

It enables you to set a default search engine and provides the option to use DuckDuckGo for a private window search. It supports modern tabs and windows features (private windows, pinned tabs, auto-unload, drag, and drop, etc.), address bar features such as add bookmark, auto-suggest URLs, searches from the address bar and more.

Besides, the Brave browser supports most of Chrome’s extensions in the chrome web store. Importantly, Brave blocks invasive ads by default, however, if you enable (turn on) Brave Rewards, you can earn tokens (Basic Attention Tokens) for viewing Brave’s privacy-respecting Ads (which are completely private: non of your personal information, browsing history or anything related is shipped out of your machine).

Installing Brave Browser in Linux

Brave only supports 64-bit AMD/Intel architectures (amd64/x86_64), to install the stable release, run the correct set of commands for your distribution, below.

Debian 9+, Ubuntu 14.04+ and Mint 17+

$ sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl
$ 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 -
$ 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
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install brave-browser

Fedora 28+, CentOS/RHEL 8+

$ sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core
$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com/x86_64/
$ sudo rpm --import https://brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc
$ sudo dnf install brave-browser

Once the Brave browser installation is complete, search for the Brave in your system menu and open it. After the welcome page loads, click Let’s go, then follow the on-screen instructions to import bookmarks and settings from your current browser, set a default search engine, and enable rewards or not. Alternatively, you can Skip the welcome tour.

Brave Browser Welcome Screen
Brave Browser Welcome Screen
Brave Browser Statistics
Brave Browser Statistics
Brave Browser Search
Brave Browser Search

Brave is a free, modern, fast, and secure web browser that aims at user privacy and security. It is featured-packed and supports privacy-respecting Ads. Try it out and give us feedback via the comment section below.

If you liked this article, then do subscribe to email alerts for Linux tutorials. If you have any questions or doubts? do ask for help in the comments section.

If You Appreciate What We Do Here On TecMint, You Should Consider:

TecMint is the fastest growing and most trusted community site for any kind of Linux Articles, Guides and Books on the web. Millions of people visit TecMint! to search or browse the thousands of published articles available FREELY to all.

If you like what you are reading, please consider buying us a coffee ( or 2 ) as a token of appreciation.

Support Us

We are thankful for your never ending support.

Got something to say? Join the discussion.

Have a question or suggestion? Please leave a comment to start the discussion. Please keep in mind that all comments are moderated and your email address will NOT be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.